- Walk into any café in Porto, Portugal, and you’ll likely see one common thing on the menu: the Francesinha.
- This indulgent sandwich now has many variations, but they all include a stack of ham, steak, sausage, and cheese, covered in a tangy tomato sauce.
- It was invented in the 1950s at a Porto restaurant called A Regaleira, when a French customer asked for a croque monsieur. Francesinha translate to “little French lady” in Portuguese.
- We visit Cafe Santiago, who makes Francesinhas beloved by locals and tourists alike, to see how the iconic sandwich is made.
Source: The Francesinha is Portugal’s most iconic sandwich – Business Insider