cachito

Pronunciation: [kah-CHEE-toh]

Popular throughout Argentina and Venezuela, a cachito is a croissant or other savory puff pastry filled with chopped ham and cheese and heated until the cheese melts.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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