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Farofa - Toasted Cassava Flour Recipe

Brazilian farofa is a quintessential Brazilian side dish that can accompany many dishes, can be prepared many different ways, and is always DELICIOUS! This gluten free toasted cassava flour recipe is ready in under 10 minutes and will add a special bacony crunch to your next meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: brazilian recipe, cassava flour recipe, easy
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 2 thick strips of bacon diced
  • 2 tbsp of butter cold
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 c of white yuca/cassava flour
  • s+p to taste


  • add the bacon to a cold skillet, and heat up over medium heat
  • when the fat from the bacon begins to melt, add 1 tbsp of butter
  • when the bacon begins to fry, add the second tbsp of butter
  • add the onions and sautee until transparent, about 2 mins
  • add the garlic and fry until golden
  • add the yuca flour and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • let it toast, stirring gently and constantly to avoid burning, about 2 mins

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