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Brazilian Farofa Recipe

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Brazilian Farofa Recipe

Farofa is a common side dish in Brazil that no churrasco (barbecue) is complete without. It consists of toasted manioc flour dressed up with complementary ingredients such as onions, olives, nuts, crispy bacon pieces, dried jerky, or fresh herbs.

Popular since the time of Brazil’s first settlers, it is typically sprinkled over savory dishes such as feijoada and xinxim. One popular variety from Bahia is made with bananas and onions. Farofa has such a legacy in Brazil that it even has its own shaker, called a farinheira, found on virtually every table in the country

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

half an onion, very finely diced

2 cloves garlic, very finely died

4 strips of bacon, cut, or 2 inches of a slab of bacon, cut into chunks

1.5 cups cassava flour or corn meal (farinha de mandioca or farinha de milho)

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON BRAZILIAN FAROFA RECIPE

Render the fat from the cut bacon pieces by placing it in a cold pan and allowing to come up to heat and render. If your bacon doesn’t have enough fat for any reason, you can add a little vegetable oil.

Saute the onion in the bacon fat about 3 minutes, until nicely browned. Add the garlic and saute for another minute or so.

Add the cassava/manioc flour or maize flour and stir around to toast.

Serve, preferably with rice and beans and meat, or as part of a feijoada completa.

 

HERE ARE MORE RECIPES YOU CAN ENJOY TOO

BRAZILIAN COCONUT BALLS

 BRAZILIAN BLACK BEAN STEW 

 

RECIPE VIDEO

 

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