What is in a Francesinha?

History

The history of the francesinha is pretty interesting: it was invented by the owner of a Portuguese bar in Porto, Portugal in 1966. The bar owner was trying to come up with something new for his customers—something that would appeal to locals and tourists alike. And that’s when he came up with the idea of putting ham, sausage, steak, cheese and other toppings into one sandwich. It’s been served ever since! And the story goes that it’s called “little French woman”, after the French. It was named that because of its popularity among the portuguese people who worked in France during World War II. And now, this sandwich is just as popular among locals as it is among tourists!

So what makes this dish so special? Well for one thing, it’s super filling—and delicious! It’s also very affordable; you can get a meal like this for under 10/15€ (EU). If you’re looking for something tasty to eat while traveling through Porto or Portugal itself, then this should definitely be on your list of things to try!

It’s a staple meal for locals and tourists alike, who enjoy the sandwich for its unique blend of flavors. The sandwich is so popular that there’s even a festival dedicated to it every year!

If you’re looking for a taste of Portugal, the francesinha is a must!

It’s not just any sandwich—it’s a sandwich with layers upon layers of meat and cheese. But even though it seems like it could be heavy and greasy, this sandwich is actually quite light and delicious.

The Francesinha is the quintessential Portuguese sandwich—a hearty, greasy creation that’s made with layers of ham and sausage, steak, cheese, and a special sauce. It’s not just any old sandwich—it’s a cultural icon in Portugal, and it can be found on menus across the country.

Or maybe it’s because of how people feel when they eat one: when you bite into one of these bad boys, you’ll get more than just your average sandwich experience. When you take that first bite of this delicious creation… well… let’s just say it feels like coming home again.

How to eat this lovely creation? Well, that will be in another post.

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