Francesinha

Francesinha

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 2 slices of veal
  • 2 pork sausages
  • 4 slices of mortadella
  • 10 slices of Emmental
  • 4 slices of cooked ham
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 50g of margarine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 500 ml beer
  • 200 ml meat broth
  • 1 glass of Porto wine
  • 1 glass of brandy
  • Spicy Oil

 

Steps:

  1. Firstly, melt 2/3 of the margarine in a frying pan, add the onions and the chopped garlic, the bay leaf and bacon. Brown them well and incorporate the tomato puree.
  2. After the ingredients are flavoured, add the white wine and the beer and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. After this time add the beef broth and let the sauce to the boil. Then remove from the pan the bacon and bay leaf.
  4. With the help of a mixer mince everything so that there will be no more pieces of onion and garlic.
  5. Add the brandy, the Porto wine and the spicy oil, stirring constantly while the sauce bubbles. Turn off the heat after five minutes.
  6. In a pan, melt the remaining margarine and put the slices of veal and sausage in order to be fried. Once the sausages are done, cut them into four parts. Then you may begin to compose the sandwich.
  7. In a baking sheet lye a slice of sandwich bread and put on a slice of veal, four pieces of sausage and two slices of mortadella. Cover then with another slice of bread.
  8. Continue to create the sandwich with four other pieces of sausage, two slices of ham and finally another slice of bread to close the sandwich.
  9. With four slices of cheese cover the entire sandwich in every corner. Do the same process to create another Francesinha.
  10. In a preheated oven bake your sandwiches at 200°C for 5 minutes. Once ready, pour on every sandwich three ladles of sauce, making it drip inside the bread.
  11. At this point, the Francesinha is ready. Enjoy your meal!

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