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Portuguese Dream Sandwich


About the Dish:

Francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich made with layers of bread, ham, linguiça (a type of Portuguese sausage), fresh sausage, roast meat, and cheese, all covered in a spicy tomato and beer sauce. It originated in the city of Porto in the 1960s and has become a popular and iconic dish in Portuguese cuisine. The name Francesinha means little French girl in Portuguese, but the dish itself has no connection to French cuisine. It is typically served with fries on the side.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1500mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Bread 2 slices
Ham 2 slices
Linguiça 2 slices
Fresh Sausage 2 slices
Roast Meat 2 slices
Cheese 2 slices

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Step 2: Assemble the Francesinha sandwich by layering the bread, ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, roast meat, and cheese.
  • Step 3: In a small saucepan, combine the spicy tomato and beer sauce ingredients. Heat over medium heat until the sauce is hot and slightly thickened.
  • Step 4: Pour the sauce over the assembled sandwich, making sure it covers the entire sandwich.
  • Step 5: Place the sandwich on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Step 6: Serve the Francesinha sandwich hot with a side of fries.

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