These photos represent the Francesinha Sandwich, typical and traditional sandwich from Porto, Portugal. It is said that the now famous; Francesinha was invented in the city of Porto, Portugal, in the 1960’s by Daniel da Silva, a returned emigrant from France who tried to adapt the croque-monsieur to Portuguese tastes. There is no standard recipe for the sandwich which is typically made with ham, Portuguese sausage, and steak but there are many adaptations using different types of ham, sausages and various roasted meats other than steak. The rich beer and tomato based sauce that covers the sandwich is a secret but there are many variations. Some use a tomatoes, while others use various ingredients to create the sauce with different levels of spiciness added. Plus Pica Pau which is almost like the Francesinha dish but more to pick the pieces one by one with toasts on the side.
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