By Edu Costa − On Saturday, June 12, 2021, 2 years ago in Breakfast Recipes
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Portuguese Papas Recipe

Portuguese Papas Recipe

This Portuguese papas recipe is so easy to make and it's so delicious.

Preparation time 5 min
Cooking Time 10 min
Ready In 15 min
Level of DifficultyVery Easy

Portuguese papas are a type of traditional porridge-like dish that is popular in certain regions of Portugal. There are several different varieties of papas, but they are generally made by cooking a starchy ingredient, such as cornmeal or wheat, in water or milk until it becomes thick and creamy.

One popular type of Portuguese papas is called "papas de milho," which is made with cornmeal and often served with a savory stew or meat dish. Another type is "papas de sarrabulho," which is made with wheat flour and pig's blood and typically eaten as a main course.

Papas are often considered a comfort food in Portugal, and they are frequently served during festivals and other special occasions. They are also sometimes served as a breakfast dish or as a dessert, depending on the type of papas and the region in which they are prepared.

Overall, Portuguese papas are a flavorful and hearty dish that is an important part of the country's culinary heritage.


1 cup of milk2 tablespoons of sugar2 tablespoons of all purpose flourA pinch of saltA pinch of cinnamon1 egg yolk
1 cup of milk2 tablespoons of sugar2 tablespoons of all purpose flourA pinch of saltA pinch of cinnamon1 egg yolk
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  1. In a small pot over medium heat, add the milk, flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Stir very well until smooth and starts to boil.
  3. Now add the egg yolk and continue to stir until it thickens (about a minute).
  4. Remove from the heat, pour into a dish and enjoy.
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Bill Barbosa
Bill Barbosa
Papas are very popular in the Azores, my mom use to make it with Corn Meal, White flour, sometimes Corn Starch, back in late 50 and 60 even today once in a while I have for breakfast papas com Corn Starch. It was always so good.
5 months ago, Tuesday, June 13, 2023
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Papas has always been made with maizena…..cornstarch. I’ve never had it with flour.
5 months ago, Monday, June 12, 2023
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Edu Costa
My mom always made it with flour Regina.
5 months ago, Monday, June 12, 2023
This looks so good and nutritious. I am going to introduce this recipe to the nursing home where I work.
11 months ago, Saturday, December 3, 2022
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I believe this is being served in a Hospice where I live and my friend always looked forward to it
3 months ago, Friday, August 4, 2023
Could you use a whole egg?
1 year ago, Monday, November 21, 2022
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