Bacalhau à Bras recipe

Bacalhau à Bras

Bacalhau à Bras recipe

How to prepare Bacalhau à bras, one of the most famous Portuguese recipes: a traditional dish made with salt cod, potatoes and eggs.

05 April, 2012
Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


Salt cod
400 g
500 g
1, large
garlic head
To taste
To taste
To taste
To taste
Black olives
To taste

How to prepare a delicious Portuguese Bacalhau à Bras

Step 01

To prepare the Portoguese Bacalhau à bras recipe, start having soaked the salt cod, then remove the skin and bones, and break it apart with your hands.

Step 02

Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into matchsticks and the onion into fine rings. 

Step 03

Fry the potatoes in a pan and set them to one side, drying them on kitchen paper.

Step 04

At the same time, in a deep pan, sweat the onions and garlic until golden, then add the pieces of salt cod, and cook for a few minutes, until it soaks up the oil.

Step 05

At this stage, add the potatoes and stir whilst adding the lightly beaten eggs with salt and pepper. Stir for a few minutes, turning off the heat before the eggs solidify and become an omelette!

Step 06

The Bacalhau à bras has to be served hot, with parsley and black olives.

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