Farofa de castanhas (Brazilian chestnut stuffing)

    30 min

    Farofa is a popular side dish in Brazil, and also used as a poultry stuffing. It is normally made with gluten free manioc (cassava) flour sautéed in butter. This chestnut version is very popular during Christmas. You can substitute breadcrumbs if you don't find toasted manioc flour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 large onion
    • 80g pitted prunes
    • 150g cooked and peeled chestnuts
    • 60g butter
    • 170g sultanas
    • 170g honey
    • 250g toasted manioc (cassava) flour
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Finely chop the onion and coarsely chop the prunes and chestnuts.
    2. In a medium frying pan, melt butter over medium low heat and sauté onion in butter until golden. Add sultanas, prunes and chestnuts and sauté for 1 minute. Add the honey and stir well.
    3. Add the manioc flour and stir until everything is well blended. Season with salt to taste. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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