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Learn how to make this super indulgent Portuguese sandwich.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Learn how to make this super indulgent Portuguese sandwich.

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich Recipe

Posted in: Sandwiches / Wraps
Nov 4, 2015
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2 slices of white bread2 slices of smoked ham4 slices of cheese1 grilled chouri├žo sausage1 fried or roasted slice of beefBoth the sausage and the beef should be cooked or reheated before assembling the sandwichSauce:1 beer1 cube of chicken stock1 tbsp of butter2 tbsp of tomato paste1/4 cup of brandy or Port1/4 cup of milk1 tbsp of cornstarchPepper flakes (to taste)Salt (if needed)
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  1. Dissolve cornstarch into the milk and add all the ingredients. Blend the liquid mix on a food processor.
  2. Put it into a pan over low heat and add the bay leaves . Stir it until it starts to boil. It's ready - reserve.
  3. Sandwich:
  4. Assemble the sandwich and save 2 slices of cheese.
  5. Put the sandwich on a plate and place the 2 slices of cheese on top.
  6. Pour the sauce over the sandwich (should be hot, so the cheese melts).
Recipe & Photo Credit: gourmetana
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