Portuguese Francesinha Assembly Instructions

Portuguese Francesinha Assembly Instructions

Sara ReillyApril 01, 2022

Friday Funday, April 1, 2022


Francesinha, the Portuguese classic sandwich made with ham, tender roast pork and white cheddar, served on housemade bread with a tomato ale sauce on top. Served with sides of steak frites & an Iberian green salad. 


    • 1 pan sandwiches
    • 1 container tomato ale sauce
    • 1 bag frites
    • 1 container Andalouse
    • 1 container salad
    • 1 container dressing


  • Preheat oven to 375. Add covered pan of sandwiches and bake 10 minutes. Remove lid and continue baking until 165 degrees. If more caramelization is desired place under broiler for a minute or so watching closely not to burn.
  • Frites can be laid out on an oiled sheet pan and baked in the for 20-30 minutes or to desired degree of doneness.
  • Sauce can be heated on the stovetop over medium heat stirring often. Alternatively it can be tranferred to a microwave safe dish and heated for a couple minutes stirring every 45 seconds until 165 degrees.
  • Toss salad with as much dressing as desired.


  • Place sandwiches on dinner plates or shallow pasta type bowls and ladle tomato sauce over as desired. This sandwich is usually eaten with fork and a steak knife. serve frites on the side of the plate.
  • Serve salad on small plates or in bowls