Toasted Manioc Flour

Manioc, also called cassava, is a starchy tropical tuber. Ground and dried, it becomes manioc flour—what tapioca is made of. Manioc flour is often sprinkled over feijoada to thicken it and add substance and crunch.

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  • Servings: makes about 2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups manioc flour (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook over low heat until softened, about 7 minutes. Stir in the egg and cook, stirring, until dry and crumbly, about 30 seconds. Add the manioc flour and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 8 minutes. Stir in the parsley and season with salt. Serve with the feijoada.

Make Ahead

The toasted manioc flour can be prepared earlier in the day and reheated.


Manioc flour, or cassava flour, is available at Latin markets.

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Contributed By Published February 2006

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