Brazilian Recipes Series – Banana’s Farofa

Brazil is well known by its lovers because of the traditional foods and mix of flavors.

We would like to teach you more about our food and how to make some Brazilian meals to be a bit closer from our culture and enjoy our cooking, that’s why we create a series of Brazilian recipes that you can follow here on our Blog.

The first recipe chosen is an amazing Banana’s Farofa

We Brazilians love FAROFA – cassava flour fried in butter with seasoning. Cassava is a native plant from South America that yields edible starchy tuberous roots.  Cassava, when dried to a powdery extract is known as tapioca, and is usually sold in the US as a very fine starch.  However, farofa requires a manioc flour that is coarsely ground, with a texture like farina cereal.  You can find manioc flour in Brazilian markets or online. Or, if you are a distributor, market, you can contact us and import from our company here in Brazil.

We eat Farofa with EVERYTHING, because for us, it suits with any meal, especially the classic black bean stew Feijoada.

Today we will teach you how to make a delicious Banana’s Farofa. If you like the mix of sweet and salt, you will love it so much.

First, take a saucepan and let it heat a bit.
After, add some butter and a sliced banana.
When the banana is caramelizing, you add some garlic and fry a bit more.


Add a bit more butter and put one cup of cassava flour and stir up still get it toasted.
Turn off the fire and add some parsley on it.

It’s just amazing!! You can serve it with some beef stew, chicken or pork.

Perfect, fast  and delicious meal.banana1
We hope you like it!