Cachopo (dish)

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Cachopo Tierra Astur1.JPG
A cachopo, as served in the Asturias regions of Spain
Place of origin Asturian
Main ingredients Veal with cheese, ham, bread crumbs

A cachopo is a dish characteristic to Asturian cuisine.[1] It consists of two large veal fillets and includes ham and cheese. The dish is eaten fried and hot after being breaded in eggs and breadcrumbs, and it is usually served garnished with potatoes, peppers, or mushrooms.[1]

The first evidence of the cachopo dish is found with doctor Gaspar Casal, in the early eighteenth century.[2]

There are multiple variables of this dish including fish cachopos, chicken or pork cachopos stuffed with seafood, meat, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, asparagus, etc. In recent years, it is typical to find restaurants in guidebooks that serve cachopos.

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  1. ^ a b Simonis, Damien. Spain. Ediz. Inglese. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781742203799. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "El Cachopo Asturiano - Cachopo Asturiano". Cachopo Asturiano (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. Algunos se lo atribuyen al doctor Gaspar Casal quien a principios del siglo XVIII buscó una manera de dar salida a filetes de mala calidad o poco frescos ya que cocinados de esta forma ganan mucho en cuanto a textura y sabor.