Churrasco Farofa: The Indispensable Side Dish
The meat is certainly the most important aspect of any churrasco. But meat alone isn’t enough for a churrasco, at least not here in Brazil! The side dishes are definitely as important as the meats, and that means there’s something that you won’t miss in any party that involves meat in Brazil: Farofa.
Farofa is a toasted flour mixture that is used to add flavor to any dish. Brazilians eat it with rice and beans, with meat, with bacon, with pretty much anything. Experiment it and you will definitely eat it with everything that you can. The two main kinds of farofa are the Farofa de Mandioca (Cassava Flour) and the Farofa de Milho (Corn Flour). Another great thing about it, it’s that it is pretty simple to prepare, there’s really no secret.
So let’s see how we can prepare some delicious Farofa de Mandioca.
This is what you’ll need:
- 250g of raw cassava flour
- 50g of diced bacon
- 1 mashed garlic clove
- 100g onions in cubes
- 2 tablespoons of butter
In a frying pan, put the bacon and let it fry until it’s crispy. Then add the garlic and onion and cook it for 2 minutes. When added together it will become a balanced Churrasco Farofa that you will enjoy.
You can find out more at the Faroofa Wikipedia page here.