November 25, 2012

Farofa - Brazilian Stuffing

One of the most typical Brazilian dishes, the farofa can be used as stuffing or side dish for poultry, pork, barbecues, feijoada or stews.

servings: 5 servings
time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
5 chopped bacon slices
1 diced onion
3 mashed garlic cloves
3 eggs
1 ½ cups manioc flour*
1 diced tomato
1 grated carrot
olive oil, salt and tabasco to taste
parsley and chives/scallion to taste

Directions
1 – Fry bacon in ½ tbs. olive oil, until it's crispy.
2 – Put onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and mix well.
3 – Pour the eggs on top, without stirring. When they are cooked, mix gently, leaving large pieces.
4 – Add the flour and seasonings (salt and pepper) and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
5 – Finally, put carrots, tomatoes, parsley and chives. Leave 2 minutes and turn off the heat.

Tips and Options
  • Add other ingredients such as chopped zucchini, bell peppers, olives, bananas, raisins, apple and/or nuts.
  • The tomatoes should be added at the end to not release to much water.

*Want to know more about farofa? Click here.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Farofa.

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