Introduction: Codfish À Brás (Bacalhau À Brás)

One of the most famous Portuguese recipes: a traditional dish made with salt cod, potatoes and eggs.

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Step 1: Ingredients (4 Portions)

  • 400 g Salt/ Fresh cod (salted, dry codfish)
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil
  • Black olives (to taste)

Step 2: Preparation

  1. To prepare the Portuguese Cod à Brás (Bacalhau à Brás) recipe, start having soaked the salt cod (at least one day, longer if possible).
  2. Remove the skin and bones, and break it apart with your hands.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into matchsticks and the onion into fine rings.
  4. Fry the potatoes in a pan and set them to one side, drying them on kitchen paper.
  5. At the same time, in a deep pan, sweat the onions and garlic until golden, then add the pieces of salt cod, and cook for a few minutes, until it soaks up the oil.
  6. At this stage, add the potatoes and stir whilst adding the lightly beaten eggs with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir for a few minutes, turning off the heat before the eggs solidify and become an omelette!
  8. The Bacalhau à bras has to be served hot, with parsley and black olives.