Francesinha is a Portuguese dish. The main place of its habitat - the region of the Port. Conventionally, francesinha could be called a large sandwich consisting of various types of sausages and meat, covered with cheese and richly poured with a unique sauce. But it's not that simple. The Portuguese themselves consider their francesina not a sandwich, but a full-fledged, satisfying second course. At the same time, it is quite difficult to meet it somewhere in the South or in Lisbon. But in the Port - on the contrary - on every corner, in every restaurant, and even in the narrow franchising. The dish itself is quite young. It was invented in 1953 by a chef who returned from France and tried to adapt the CROC Monsieur that he liked to local tastes. Francesinha then translates as"little Frenchwoman". But francesinha became widely known a little later. At the moment, the restaurant where the first francesinha was made still exists and feels great. But at the same time, there are many other establishments, each of which has its own unique sauce recipe. The sauce itself is the most important thing in this dish. Bread, meat-all in plain sight. But what the restaurant made its sauce from is a secret. Therefore, from the restaurant to the tastes francesinha can differ significantly. And many residents often have their favorite places with the only correct francesinha.
First, we'll deal with the potatoes. We will need, in fact, potatoes, paprika, salt, oil.
Cut the potatoes into strips.
Prepare the sauce: oil + soy sauce + paprika + salt. You can add some herbs, anything you like.
In this sauce, we dump out the potatoes, spread them on a baking sheet and send them to the oven until ready.
Let's move on to the francesina itself. Cut the onion.
Peel the skin from the tomatoes and mash them with a fork.
After that, we grind it with a high-quality blender into a homogeneous mass. Close the lid (so that it does not cool) and set aside.
Ideally, the steps described below should run parallel to the preparation of the sauce, so that everything is ready at about the same time.So, fry the sausages.
If the crust of the bread is hard, cut it off.
Put the sausages cut lengthwise on the bread.
They have bread on them and pork on it.Francesinha is made from two or three pieces of bread. If it is prepared from two, then the pork, respectively, should be put immediately on the sausages.
On pork a good sausage (and better ham).
Bread on it.
And wrap in large chunks of cheddar cheese.
So, our base is ready, our sauce is ready, and our fries are ready.
Place the base in a plate with high edges and pour a large amount of delicious sauce.
If you want an egg, it should be fried and put on the cheese, then pour the sauce.
French fries can either be spread out here, in a plate. Or put it next to it and dip it in the sauce.Francesinha is ready.