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Francesinha done right.

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Hello frends,
here is my take on the Francesinha discussed by Frank Devane and @carlm in the Monday show

bottle of beer
chicken stock
2 bay leaves
tablespoon of butter
glass of port wine
tablespoon of corn starch
tomato puree 
half a glass of milk
secret Portuguese spices (Piri Piri Chicken)

2 slices of casino bread (preferably cut quite thick)
2 slices of ham
5 slices of cheese
2 chipolata sausage
1 chorizo sausage
black angus steak
salt and pepper garlic to taste
home made French fries
To make the sauce put all ingredients in a pot except milk and starch bring to a simmer add starch to milk and add to pot. let it simmer away don't let the sauce go thick.

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Oh my word, THAT is a MASTERPIECE!!!


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too much for me. Do Portuguese restaurants provide doggie bags?

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@jeanne it would be considered a walk of shame in Porto, with a doggy bag in hand!

Truly, I have had only good experiences asking to take my leftovers, often thoughtfully wrapped. I think it's based on the Portuguese non-waste ethic (-:


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Perhaps a stomach pump, instead of the doggy bag would be in order for THIS masterpiece!! Oh Lord....either that or eat it in close proximity to a good hospital. 😱 

Well done and beautifully photographed. 👍 You can never go wrong with bacon. 


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