Hey HONEST CASH community, my best regards. Today I want to share one of the last recipes I have prepared in my cooking classes. It is a popular dish in Portugal, specifically in the city of Porto. This dish is called "Francesinhas", it is a relatively new recipe created by the chef Daniel David Silva in the 60s. Literally Francesinha means "little Frenchman" and he named it because of his gratitude to France for receiving him during his stay there.
This plate is a sandwich and a variation of the French "croque-monsieur". It is stuffed with pork, smoked sausage, bacon, steak and covered with fried egg and cheese. Along with a spicy sauce made with beer and tomato. Usually accompanied with chips. In my case, I was able to stuff it with sausage (Portuguese sausage) and sautéed vegetables, I made the gratin with mozzarella cheese and for the sauce I prepared a spicy tomato paste with chili.
To be able to make this dish with all its ingredients, it would have really needed at least $ 20 here in Venezuela, somewhere else it may be cheaper but hyperinflation has ended with the value of the dollar in Venezuela, for example, to date. kilo of bacon costs between $ 8 to $ 10 and pork pulp has a very similar price, beef is not achieved because the butchers do not want to sell at prices regulated by the government and therefore are not producing fully and what is achieved is very expensive. The Portuguese chorizo was the best option since it is made only with blood and condiments and viceras. It was the cheapest. All this while the monthly salary is 40000 Bs (around $ 3).
I am a professional chef and I am looking for an opportunity to get out of this bad moment in which I find myself trapped. I hope to find the support to raise only $ 300 to start my own food business and continue with my cooking studies. This would really help me and my family. I consider myself a person who thrives in many ways and I am sure of achieving economic prosperity through my passion: cooking. If you can help me, I will be very grateful.