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.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

servings: 5

preparation time: 25 minutes


5 chopped bacon slices

1 diced onion

3 mashed garlic cloves

3 eggs

1 ½ cups manioc flour (yucca flour)

1 diced tomato

1 grated carrot

olive oil, salt and tabasco to taste

parsley and chives/scallion to taste


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.


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