Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
This looks very yummy but certainly not one for the diet! Apparently, it is the Portuguese take on the French croque-monsieur.
- 2 slices white bread
- 2 slices smoked ham
- 4 slices cheese, something melty like a dutch cheese
- 1 cooked sausage, sliced, something along the lines of chorizo
- 1 slice roast beef
For the sauce Sauce
- 1 beer
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons concentrated tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup brandy or 1⁄4 cup port wine
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 bay leaf
- chili flakes, to taste
- salt, to taste
- Make the sauce first by dissolving the cornstarch into the milk.
- Add all the other sauce ingredients and blend in food processor.
- Put it into a pan over low heat and add the bay leaf .
- Stir it until it starts to boil, remove bay leaf and then set aside.
- Assemble the sandwich saving 2 slices of cheese.
- Put the sandwich on a plate or shallow bowl and place the 2 slices of cheese on top.
- Pour the sauce over the sandwich (should be hot, so the cheese melts).
- Eat -- you may want a bib.
Greetings from Portugal, this is truely a marvlous receipe, I make it often. My the kids just love it. We usually don't use roast beef, instead we use a very thin steaks, and pepperonie sausage, the rest of the receipe is the same. It is served with french-fries surrounded all the way around the plate, its very good, but very bad for the waist-line !! LOL LOL, but who cares!!!
I am not in the slightest impressed with this recipe. I followed the sauce recipe to the letter and found it very bitter, so bitter in fact, that it was inedible. A total waste of ingredients.