Bifanas are traditional Portuguese pork sandwiches, and they’re so popular that everywhere in the country you can find them. Such Portuguese sandwiches are made of tasty marinated pork served in crunchy white bread.
The marinade is made of paprika, garlic, and white wine. The bread on the outside has a crunchy crust, while on the inside, it is fluffy.
Bifanas can be eaten at lunch or dinner with a bowl of soup and fries. Or, they can be eaten with wine as a traditional Portuguese snack in the late evening. There are several types of sandwiches from Portugal. You can add more ingredients like eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and stick to the usual one in your lunch.
About Bifana: Portuguese Sandwich Recipe
The Bifana Sandwich is a Portuguese sandwich consisting of light yet crusty rolls of bread filled with sprinkled strips of pork, seasoned with garlic, spices, and white wine. The pork is juicy, and sometimes slightly greasy, making it a typical late-night snack for those who need something to drink their beer with.
It’s one of the best dishes from Portugal and an absolute must-try during your visit, or you can make it on your own.
As far as the pork goes, it is a food that is highly appreciated in Portugal and is currently the most eaten. It is also the star of one of the flagship recipes of the country: pork and Alentejana clams, as well as many charcuterie specialities. In reality, the Alentejo region’s black pigs, “Porco de raça Alentejo,” and the suckling pig meat of Mealhada are very common.
The Bifana Sandwich is a cheap snack food, a traditional Portuguese fast food even, and you’ll find Portuguese people eating them throughout the day. Often, people will add a bowl of soup to make it a little more substantial and have them at lunch instead of a big meal.
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