Homemade meatballs, Patagonian style!

Homemade meatballs, Patagonian style!
Chelenko Area

Are you hungry for a bit of Patagonian gastronomic tradition? Well, give Señora Clotilde Yáñez a little more than an hour and she will prepare her delicious homemade recipe for Patagonian meatballs. Or you can prepare it yourself, thanks to her willingness to share!

  • Data sheet

    Activity Type: Gastronomy – Recipe for Residencial Patagonia’s Homemade Meatballs

    Start: You can find the ingredients in any supermarket, whether in Patagonia or your home city.

    End: Happy guests and full stomachs - you’re going to love them! 

    Duration: A little over an hour.

    Season: They taste great all year round!

    Special Considerations: Cooking times are variable, depending on the type of stove you are using (gas, electric, wood burning). Portions vary according to the size of the meatballs you choose to create. One kilo of meat will yield approximately 18 palm-sized meatballs.

    Reservations: Reserve in advance and let Sra. Clotilde know that you want to try this delicious recipe!

    Services: Señora Clotilde is owner of Residencial Patagonia, at the junction of the Carretera Austral and Route X-731, the route to Bahía Murta; (09) 87259186; cotimama@gmail.com.

Meatballs are a typical Chilean dish, usually served with rice, potatoes or salad, but in the farmhouses of Aysén they are more than just tradition, they are one of the staples, served at least once or twice a month, whenever there is fresh beef available. The Patagonian touch? Without a doubt, it has to be the flavor, thanks to the farm-raised animals that graze on some of the freshest grasses and most pristine waters in the world. 

Bahía Murta is an excellent spot to try this recipe! 

Known throughout the region as one of the best places to find fresh beef, Murta also is home for an expert in the preparation of Patagonian meatballs, Señora Clotilde Yáñez. You’ll find her in the Residencial Patagonia, at the junction of the Carretera Austral and Route X-731, the route to Bahía Murta – a peaceful village along the shores of General Carrera Lake. Señora Clotilde can tell you first-hand about this town and its historic struggles with Patagonia’s climate and rivers. There’s a happy ending and knowing the details makes it all the more fun to visit Bahía Murta, explore it’s beauty and nature, and treat yourself to some of the region’s most delicious,
naturally-raised beef. 

Señora Clotilde is legendary for her excellent homemade recipes, and one of her most anticipated plates features her Patagonian meatballs. Her recipe has been handed down through her family, and she is graciously sharing it with you. 

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