PORTUGAL: Bacalhau à Brás



  • 1 lb. salt cod (dried and salted cod)
  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Black olives, for garnish (optional)


  1. Soak the salt cod in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water 2-3 times.
  2. Drain the cod and remove any skin and bones. Shred the cod into small pieces and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and minced garlic, and sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
  4. Add the shredded cod to the skillet and sauté for a few minutes.
  5. Add the potato matchsticks to the skillet and sauté until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, season with salt and pepper, and pour over the potato and cod mixture. Stir gently until the eggs are cooked and scrambled.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and black olives (if using), and serve hot.

Enjoy your homemade Bacalhau à Brás! It’s a classic Portuguese dish that is sure to please.



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