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Toasted Cassava Meal

farofa I'd never eaten or prepared anything like farofa before. It's basically cassava flour (aka cassava meal or manioc flour) mixed and cooked with a little bit of fat (butter or oil usually). When ready it takes the color of the fat (orange in the case of palm oil) and a grainy consistency similar to bulgur. It's served as a side dish to a variety of main dishes, including xinxim.

I'm glad I made it for novelty's sake if nothing else, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find cassava flour to make it (I found it at a Latin market, it was imported from Brazil)



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