This is one of the most appreciated dishes and is the signature of Porto. Francesinha is a kind of a delicious sandwich with two slices of bread interspersed by steak, ham and sausage, covered with Edam and a secret and spicy sauce. It’s served with chips and optionally with a fried egg on the top. It’s also known as Little French or Frenchie. The History tell us that Francesinha was invented in 1960s in Alentejo by Daniel da Silva, an emigrant from France and Belgium that wanted to adapt the croquet-monsieur dish to the Portuguese cuisine. But in the region the dish was not appreciated, so when its creator moved to Porto, he served the Francesinha and it became very popular there. In Porto the people are used to complement the meal with a fino (beer). Despite being a typical dish, each restaurant has its own recipe of Francesinha. Many of them argue that the secret is in the sauce, while others says that the secret is in on the quality of the ingredients. Whatever is the secret, the truth is that this is a delicious dish and easy to do at home.