Chipa Guasu

  November 30, 2021   Read time 1 min
Chipa Guasu
Chipa guazú (sometimes spelled chipa guasú) is one of the many varieties of chipa consumed by Paraguayans. There are more than 70 different kinds of chipa!

No party takes place without chipa guazú which is often served during the asados, the Paraguayan version of the barbecue, to accompany the sausages, the pork ribs or the beautiful cuts of grilled beef.

“Chipa” is a Guaraní word, the official language of Paraguay along with Spanish, which refers to both cakes and breads. “Guazú” means big, which tells us that chipa guazú is the biggest of the chipas.

The cuisine of Paraguay is considered by some to be very comforting cuisine. It is indeed high in calorie, probably a consequence of the war of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) against Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, which left the country devastated and affected by famine. The result is a rich, simple and familiar cuisine, providing a feeling of satiety.

Chipa guazú is made from fresh corn kernels, cheese, eggs, oil and milk. No yeast or baking soda are used.

Ingredients

  • 8 ears of corn , hulled
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 2 small onions ,chopped
  • 10 oz. queso paraguayo (Paraguayan cheese)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

# Preheat the oven to 400 F (200˚C).

# Blend the corn until it reaches the consistency of oatmeal.

# Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and fry the onions for 5 minutes or until they become translucent.

# In the bowl of a stand mixer with the beater attachment, combine the eggs, milk, cheese, onions, salt and pepper (to taste) to obtain a smooth and slightly foamy consistency.

# Add the blended corn and remaining oil and mix well.

# Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square pan and pour the mixture.

# Bake and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.