The trick to making this warm and cozy Portuguese porridge is in the bread you choose. Naturally, a rustic “caseiro” Portuguese bread would be ideal; but since this bread is not commonplace at most supermarkets, look for a rustic European-style bread. Fluffy and airy breads just won’t due. Additionally, don’t skimp on the garlic or egg. The creamy egg yolk melds with the bite of the garlic to create the ultimate fall dish. Consider it your go to recipe anytime your bones need to be warmed from the inside out. Try it with a Portuguese sparkling wine or even a light red from the Dão.
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