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Uruguayan chivito

What is it?

The chivito is a typical Uruguayan dish which usually consists on a beef (with several other ingredients) sandwich, although it can also be served without bread and on a dish. There are three different kinds of chivitos: chivito comun, chivito canadiense, and chivito al plato.

Chivito comun and canadiense

A chivito comun consists on: a beef sandwich which also has ham, mozzarella cheese, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise. Some of the ingredients of this chivito may vary, but usually those are the basic ingredients.

A chivito canadiense is like a chivito comun but with several other ingredients. Usually, the person who will eat it is asked to choose which ones of these extra ingredients he would like: a fried egg, or boiled egg cut in halves or slices, palm hearts (cut in thin slices), onion slices, bell peppers (cut in thin long pieces, slightly cooked if you prefer so), olives (cut in slices), mushrooms, pickles, and different sauces like ketchup, golf sauce, palm hearts and golf sauce, chopped parsley and garlic (all this besides the basic ham, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, and mayonnaise).


Chivito al plato

A chivito al plato is a more "delicate" version of a chivito. This chivito is eaten on a dish instead than as a sandwich. Usually, a chivito al plato would consists on: beef with ham, mozzarella cheese, egg and bacon on top, accompanied with tomato, lettuce, and fried potatoes or potatoes with peas salad (sometimes both). - South American Foods and Desserts



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