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.
|Fresh Sausage||2 slices|
|Roast Meat||2 slices|
- 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.