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Creole Funche – Traditional Venezuelan Recipe

22 mayo, 2021

Is Creole funche recipe It is a kind of polenta that has become popular in Venezuela over the years and has gone on to become a traditional Christmas dish in many homes because it tastes quite pleasant.

The funche is basically a baked cake made with corn flour (the same one used to make arepas) and, in general, it is filled with chicken or pig stew, there are even those who make them with both meats. The stew is very similar to the Venezuelan Halca stew. The preparation is not as complex as the Hallacas but it has the same characteristic flavor in the filling, so if you have a craving and want to know how to make Creole funcheIn RecetasGratis we teach you all the steps.

4 diners
1h 30m
Medium difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Average cost

Ingredients to make Creole Funche:

How to make Creole Funche:


Wash and chop the onion, paprika, tomatoes, parsley and garlic cloves. Throw it all into the blender or food processor glass with a stream of water. Blend until it is a fairly liquid paste.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 1


In a pan add the pasta and bring it to medium-low heat. Chop the pork into medium cubes.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 2


Add the pork to the skillet and add the cumin, paprika, pepper and salt. Stir well and cook for 10 minutes or until the pork is done.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 3


Finally add the capers and olives if you used in the recipe. Stir and cook covered for 5 more minutes.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 4


To make the corn funche, add the milk and water to the blender, add the eggs and the brown sugar, mix very well and, little by little, add the cornmeal.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 5


Rest this mixture in the blender for 2 minutesIt should be thick, if not thick add a few more tablespoons of cornmeal and mix well.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 6


Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Grease the funche molds with oil or butter.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 7


Pour the first layer of funche Christmas in the pans, it should be 1 to 2 centimeters thick.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 8


Add all the filling to the molds with the funche. If you added hard-boiled eggs, it’s time to put them on top of the stew.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 9


Cover the stew with the rest of the funche. You can add Parmesan cheese on top.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 10


Bake the Creole funche for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Let it rest for 10 minutes when you take it out of the oven so you can handle and cut it.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 11


You are ready to eat! You can accompany this rich Creole funche with a delicious papelón with lemon or any refreshing drink.

Creole Funche Recipe - Step 12

Venezuelan Funche – Options and other recipes

The funche is a type of polenta that used to be very popular in Venezuela, but that it was losing fame with the years. Polenta is of Italian origin, but it has spread to many regions of Latin America and today it is widely enjoyed in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, among other countries.

Being relatively inexpensive and easy to make, it is an excellent option to have a satisfying and nutritious meal perfect for the whole family. In addition, you can modify it as you like and prepare chicken, fish or pork funche.

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