Completo

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Chilean completo
Completo italiano.jpg
A completo italiano
Place of origin Chile
Main ingredients Bread, sausage, tomato, avocado, mayonnaise, sauerkraut
Variations Multiple

The completo (Spanish for "complete", "total") is a hot dog variation eaten in Chile, usually served with ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, avocados, mayonnaise, sauerkraut,[1] a variation of the sauce américaine, Chilean chili, green sauce and cheese. Its size can be twice that of an American hot dog.[2]

The multiple combinations of the ingredients of the completo leads to have specific names for the most typical ones, for example:

  • Completo (Complete): Sometimes referred as completo-completo in order to differentiate it from the other variants, it's the most traditional version. Its ingredients include chopped tomatoes, mayonnaise (a large amount) and sauerkraut.
  • Completo Italiano (Italian complete): Or simply Italiano, it's topped with chopped tomatoes, mashed avocados and mayonnaise. The name comes from its resemblance with the colors of the Italian flag.[1]
  • Dinámico (Dynamic): A mix of the aforementioned ingredients (tomatoes, avocados, mayonnaise and sauerkraut) or sauce américaine.
  • Completo A lo Pobre (Poor Style complete): Consists of fried onion, french fries and a fried egg on top of the hot dog. The "poor style" in the name is referred to the main ingredients being ones consumed usually by low wage workers (Onions, potatoes, leftover meats, and sometimes egg) being high calorie low price ones.
  • Tomate mayo (Tomato-mayo): As its name suggests, it is a version with only chopped tomatoes and mayonnaise.[3]

The completo is also a type of hot dog eaten in Brazil, which has at least mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, corn, peas, tomatoes, onions, Parmesan cheese and fries. In São Paulo, it is common to add mashed potatoes. Common extra fillings include chicken, cream cheese, ground meat and olives.

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