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How to Eat a Crudo

One of the many culinary gifts of the German immigrants to the Valdivian menu is the crudo, or steak tartar. On a slice of white bread, freshly ground, super lean, raw beef is spread and generously sprinkled with finely diced onion. How is this open-faced sandwich eaten?


Valdivianos first squeeze lemon over the meat. (Piercing the wedge with a fork helps release the juice.) Locals believe this “cooks” the beef. Germans skip this step.


Next, prepare the toppings to taste. Add salt and pepper. From the pots, spread on ají verde (chopped hot green peppers), salsa tartar (an herbed sour cream), ají rojo (red chili peppers) and / or mustard.


Now you are ready to eat your crudo with a knife and fork. Guten Apetit!

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