Barros jarpa
Place of originChile
Main ingredientsBread

Barros Jarpa is a popular sandwich in Chilean cuisine that includes ham and melted cheese.[1] It is named after the 19th century Chilean Minister Ernesto Barros Jarpa, and was coined in the restaurant of the National Congress of Chile, where Barros Jarpa always asked for this sandwich.[2] It is a derivative of the Barros Luco sandwich.

The minister's cousin, President Ramón Barros Luco, asked for sandwiches with beef and cheese; these sandwiches were called Barros Luco. Barros Jarpa found this combination hard to eat, so he replaced the beef with ham.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Fischer, E.R. (2010). Dictionary of Chilean Slang: Your Key to Chilean Language and Culture (in Spanish). AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4520-8115-1.
  2. ^ Spitzer, D.; Inc., Let's Go (2004). Let's Go Chile 2nd Edition: Including Easter Island. Let's Go Chile. St. Martin's Press. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-312-33560-1. ((cite book)): |last2= has generic name (help)