The francesinha in its special sandwich variation consists of sausage, fresh sausage, ham, cold meat and beef steak, covered with melted cheese. It is garnished with a sauce based on tomatoes and piri-piri with whiskey; beer and Port wine, but the alcohol evaporates in the confection. The taste is rich and velvety and can be served with french fries as an accompaniment. The addition of a fried egg to the top of the sandwich is an increasingly recurrent fact, and this practice constitutes a change to the original recipe. In some houses, the so-called francesinha is served without a steak.