By Eddy − On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1 year ago in Sandwich Recipes
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Authentic Portuguese Francesinha Recipe


Portuguese Francesinha is a traditional Portuguese sandwich originally from the city of Porto. It's a hearty and spicy sandwich that's perfect for a cold day.
Authentic Portuguese Francesinha Recipe


Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

8 slices of bread6 slices of ham6 slices of smoked chouriço6 slices of fresh linguiça6 slices of steak8 slices of cheese1 can of beer1 cup of tomato sauce2 tablespoons of olive oil2 cloves of garlic1 bay leaf1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon of hot sauceSalt and pepper to tasteFrench fries for serving
8 slices of bread6 slices of ham6 slices of smoked chouriço6 slices of fresh linguiça6 slices of steak8 slices of cheese1 can of beer1 cup of tomato sauce2 tablespoons of olive oil2 cloves of garlic1 bay leaf1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon of hot sauceSalt and pepper to tasteFrench fries for serving
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Instructions

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Olive oil should be heated in a pan to a medium-high temperature. Add the garlic and bay leaf and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. In a separate pan, cook the steak, linguiça, and smoked chouriço until they are browned on both sides. Set aside.
  5. To assemble the sandwich, start with a slice of bread and top it with a slice of ham, followed by a slice of cheese, a slice of linguiça, a slice of steak, and a slice of chouriço. Till all of the ingredients have been used, keep layering.
  6. Pour the sauce over the sandwich until it is completely covered.
  7. Top the sandwich with the remaining slices of cheese and bake it in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve the francesinha hot with a side of French fries.

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