Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás Recipe

Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás Recipe
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This classic Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás recipe also known as Portuguese cod with potato & egg or cod fish hash is a National traditional dish of Portugal made with salt cod (bacalhau), potato, and an egg.

The secret to making the best bacalhau a bras is the slow cooking method which needs to be done over low heat. I’ve been cooking a lot of Portuguese fresh cod fish recipes and Portuguese dried salted cod recipes lately and bacalhau a braz is definitely the easiest and most tasty of all of them.

What I love about this easy homemade bacalau a la bras, Portuguese cod and potatoes recipe is the simplicity of the dish and how quickly a few ingredients come together to make this delicious meal.

This Authentic Portuguese Bacailha a bras recipe might be spelled or pronounced in different ways, here are some other ways I’ve seen it spelled, Cod à Brás, Bacalhau a braz, Bacalhau debrando, Bacailha, Bacalau, Bacalahau, Bacailha a braz, and Bacalao a bras.

What Is Bacalhau In English?

Bacalhau in English simply means Cod in Portuguese, most recipes that call for Bacalhau refer to salted cod. Recipes that calls for fresh cod would be interpreted as bacalhau fresco.  

Ready To Make This Easy Portuguese Bacalhau a Bras Recipe? Let’s Do It!!

Ingredients To Make Portuguese Bacalhau a Bras

  • 6 large potatoes (sliced thinely)
  • 2 Ib boneless salted cod (presoaked overnight)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 5 large eggs (beaten)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (sliced or crushed)
  • 4 bay leafs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bushel of fresh parsley (stems removed)
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for cooking
  • Oil for frying potatoes

How To Make Bacalhau a Bras?

  1. Drain the soaked salted cod then add it to a pot and fill with water just until it covers the cod fish.
  2. Cook the cod on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until it softens.
  3. Allow it to cool then shred it into pieces and set it aside in a bowl.
  4. Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into thin strips. 
  5. Preheat a deep fryer with oil and fry the potatoes until golden in color.
  6. Add the olive oil into a deep stainless steel sauce pot, and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic and saute until slightly caramelized.
  7. Combine the shredded cod into the onions mixture along with the bay leaves and black pepper and stir together. Lower the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 5 minutes stirring once or twice.
  8. Remove the bay leaves, then add the fried potato and beaten eggs and mix together. Cook just until the eggs are cooked about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Transfer the Bacalhau a Bras into a casserole dish and top with the olives followed by the parsley.
  10. Serve and Enjoy!!

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Bacalhau a Bras

Bacalhau à Brás Recipe

Portuguese Bacalhau a Bras is a typical Portuguese dish made with cod, fried potatoes, and eggs. This traditional National salt cod dish from Portugal is easy to prepare with few ingredients that come together to give you a delicious meal. Sometimes referred to as cod hash, Portuguese cod, potato and eggs, or Bacalau, This Bacalhau à Brás Recipe is surely a winner and will be a family favorite.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 4 people
Calories 750 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large potatoes sliced thinely
  • 2 Ib boneless salted cod presoaked overnight
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 5 large eggs beaten
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced or crushed
  • 4 bay leafs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bushel of fresh parsley stems removed
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for cooking
  • Oil for frying potatoes

Instructions
 

  • Drain the soaked salted cod then add it to a pot and fill with water just until it covers the cod fish.
  • Cook the cod on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until it softens.
  • Allow it to cool then shred it into pieces and set it aside in a bowl.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into thin strips.
  • Preheat a deep fryer with oil and fry the potatoes until golden in color.
  • Add the olive oil into a deep stainless steel sauce pot, and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic and saute until slightly caramelized.
  • Combine the shredded cod into the onions mixture along with the bay leaves and black pepper and stir together. Lower the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 5 minutes stirring once or twice.
  • Remove the bay leaves, then add the fried potato and beaten eggs and mix together. Cook just until the eggs are cooked about 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer the Bacalhau a Bras into a casserole dish and top with the olives followed by the parsley.
  • Serve and Enjoy!!
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