Bolivian Food: Charque

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An incredibly popular food in Bolivia is charque, dried cow meat. It’s a very salty, tough meat, similar to beef jerky in the United States.


Charque is made by first hanging the raw meat in the sun to dry out.
Have you ever seen meat on the clothesline?!

Once the meat is dry and tough, it is fried in oil with salt and perhaps other seasonings.

Some people enjoy eating charque plain, or it can be shredded and used in other dishes. It’s not one of my favorite foods because it’s so salty and difficult to chew, but I’ll still eat it along with the other Bolivians.

1 comment(s):

S.I.F. said...

Wow. You are much braver than I am... Props to you!

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