In my quest to use up the Easter Dinner leftovers I found this recipe at skinnytaste.com where I have found some great low-fat recipes lately.
A Cuban sandwich is something that I have heard about but never actually eaten. The sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese originally created in cafes catering to Cuban workers either in Cuba or in the Cuban immigrant communities of Florida, most likely Ybor City in Tampa Florida. Later on, Cuban immigrants and expatriates brought it to Miami where it is also still very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread.
This version uses cooked, sliced turkey breast instead of the more fattening roast pork. Some would scream 'foul' and the substitution of turkey for the pork as they feel pork is the critical ingredient.That aside - the flavor and taste of the meat, cheese, and bread are blended together through the heat and the heaviness of the sandwich press, pushing all the juices and flavors together while maintaining the preferred crunch crust making a mouth-watering creation. Yup . . . we LOVED this sandwich - even Paul who despises mustard (poor lad).
Skinny Cuban Sandwich
1 sandwich roll
3 oz left over turkey breast, heated
1 slice of ham
2 thin slices of Alpine Lace Swiss cheese
3 slices of pickles
Pam cooking spray
Slice the bread open. Spread mustard on both sides. Place cheese and pickles on the bread. Add turkey and top with ham. Close your sandwich, spray the sandwich press with buttered flavored Pam and press down until the cheese is melted and the crust is a little crispy. Cut the sandwich on the diagonal and enjoy!