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Portuguese Salted Cod Delight

Bacalhau à Brás

About the Dish:

Bacalhau à Brás is a traditional Portuguese dish made with salted cod, eggs, potatoes, onions, and olives. It is a delicious and flavorful dish that is often served as a main course. The combination of the salted cod with the golden potatoes and scrambled eggs creates a unique and satisfying flavor. The dish is typically garnished with black olives and parsley, which adds freshness and color to the dish.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 1000mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Salted cod 500g
Potatoes 4
Onion 1
Eggs 6
Black olives 1/2 cup
Parsley 1/4 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Soak the salted cod in water for 24 hours, changing the water every 6-8 hours to remove the excess salt.
  • Step 2: Boil the cod in water for 10 minutes, then remove the skin and bones and shred the fish into small pieces.
  • Step 3: Peel and cut the potatoes into thin strips. Rinse them in water to remove excess starch.
  • Step 4: In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté the sliced onion until golden brown.
  • Step 5: Add the shredded cod and cooked potatoes to the pan and mix well.
  • Step 6: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Pour the beaten eggs over the cod and potatoes, stirring gently to combine.
  • Step 7: Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are cooked and slightly creamy.
  • Step 8: Garnish the dish with black olives and chopped parsley before serving.

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