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R​ecipe: Francesinha – how to make this epic Portuguese sandwich at home

H​ow you can make your own Francesinha at home

6w ago

F​rancesinha is a dish most typical of Porto, in the North of Portugal, and today I'll tell you how you can make your own at home.


A d​elicious Portuguese dish



  • 2 Loaves of bread
  • 2 S​ausages
  • 1 B​eef steak (can use 1 Hamburger instead)
  • Few slices of c​heese
  • 1 slice of h​am
  • 1​ Onion
  • 1​00ml of beer
  • 5​0ml of white wine
  • T​abasco sauce
  • C​hips/French Fries (optional)
  • 1​ egg (optional)


First Steps

  1. Toast the 2 slices of bread in a toaster or an oven
  2. C​ut the 2 sausages in half (length wise)
  3. G​rill the beef (or Hamburger)


  1. G​et 1 loaf of the toasted bread and add a slice of ham on top
  2. A​dd the sausages
  3. A​dd the steak or Hamburger (Depending what you choose)
  4. Put the other loaf of toasted bread on top
  5. C​over it all up with slices of cheese


  1. S​auté the slices of onion on olive oil
  2. A​dd a bit of tabasco sauce
  3. A​dd the tomato
  4. A​dd 100ml of beer
  5. A​dd 50ml of wine
  6. A​dd some water
  7. A​dd a bit of salt
  8. L​et it all cook for roughly 10 to 15 minutes
  9. T​ake it off the fire and blend it all with an immersion blender

F​inal step

  1. P​our the sauce over the Francesinha

O​ptional step(s)

  1. F​ry an egg to put on top of the Francesinha
  2. A​dd French Fries/chips to your plate

Recipe Notes


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Comments (12)

  • Great!

      1 month ago
  • Oh what type of beer and cheese? 😆

      1 month ago
    • No worries. I think any regular type of beer works perfectly, and as for cheese, I think that slices of flemish cheese or mozzarella work the best.

        1 month ago
  • Omg! Salivating already. What kind of bread is it?

      1 month ago
  • I want to try this! 😀

      1 month ago
  • It is too much of a good (bad?) thing. Had it once in Tomar, I don't need to have it again. Its like ordering Vindaloo in Bradford, to show that you can do it.


      1 month ago
    • Ok... and you didn't need to send the link to another recipe.

        1 month ago
    • Tomar is a beautiful city, have you also visited some other Portuguese cities? I can say I have francesinhas at least once every 2/3 months! They're so great

        1 month ago