Turkey Sandwich: Elena Ruz Sandwich

posted by Marlen 03-18-101 9:50 PM

Elena Ruz Sandwich

It is a Cuban concoction named after a lady who frequented a famous restaurant in Cuba and it was named after her. She still lives in Miami, where this sandwich is served all over the place.

8 slices white bread (restaurants serve it on Cuban bread)
1 pkg (3oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 lb sliced cooked turkey breast
6 tbsp. strawberry jam or preserves

Spread 4 slices bread with cream cheese (don't be shy!). Top with turkey. Spread remaining bread with jam or preserves and place, jam side down, over turkey.

Place on hot ungreased griddle or skillet and grill until golden brown on both sides, pressing down with pancake turner on each side. Makes 4 Sandwiches

Note from Marlen: You can also just toast the bread and just spread the cream cheese on one slice, the strawberry preserves on the other, and pile the turkey in the middle.

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