When I was a kid, my grandma would make mass quantities of this Portuguese Sandwich, I really don’t remember what she called these sandwiches, but I wish I did. I recall her frying the linguica and everyone (my grandma had eight kids and lots of grandkids) lining up and assembling their own linguica sandwich. I like keeping traditions and I’m semi-obsessed with linguica so I make these sandwiches frequently for my own kids. It’s a nice quick lunch or when my husband is out of town, quick dinner. 😀
The roll I’m using here isn’t the type of roll my grandma would buy, her’s were about half the size. I just went with what was cheapest and it worked. This Portuguese sandwich is super filling and in retrospect, I’d probably cut these rolls in half.
How to make a Portuguese Sandwich
I cook multiple times every day for my family and my favorite cutting board shows it so please excuse the appearance my well-used and beloved cutting board.
Cut the linguica into manageable sections.
Slice the pieces of linguica in half but be careful not to slice all the way through. I really have no idea why linguica is cooked this way, but it traditional and it works. Plus it’s super delicious!
In a non-stick pan add a few tablespoons of oil and over medium heat cook the linguica. In the picture below, you can see I flipped one piece, I think it took about 9 minutes to get to this stage. I actually like my linguica a little darker than the center piece, but to each their own, cook linguica the way you like it. 😀
These are the rolls I used for these Portuguese sandwiches. The bag had eight rolls in it. It was a great deal that I couldn’t pass up!
Below, I have flipped all the linguica pieces and am getting the backs nice and browned. When linguica pieces are browned to your liking transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels.
Split the bun and assemble the Portuguese sandwich. Insert browned linguica into a split bun, what could be easier?
Two of my four kids like to dip their sandwiches in mustard. As a kid, I didn’t dip my sandwich in anything so that’s how I like them now, nice and plain. My 15-year-old son thinks mayonnaise would be good on this sandwich but he has yet to try it because he’s sticking with tradition.
I love making linguica just like described above as a breakfast meat. I actually think the linguica ties with bacon, they are both equally yummy.
What’s is your favorite way to eat linguica?
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