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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Ode to a Cuban

It's simply shocking. I never realized the rest of the country was so deprived. Are there really Americans who have never tasted the yummy goodness of a pressed Cuban Sandwich? I feel so sad. Please fix one and do press it; it really makes a difference. While you eat, read about the history of our beloved sandwich.

If you come to Tampa, try a Cuban at La Teresita or the Silver Ring Cafe. You won't be sorry.

Thanks to Sticks of Fire for the links.


Blogger Brandy said...

"Are there really Americans who have never tasted the yummy goodness of a pressed Cuban Sandwich?"

Ummm ... yeah. I'd be one of them. It sounds good though. :-)

10:37 PM  
Blogger Dominion Family said...

Oh, my son is moving to Ft Lauderdale. I will definitely order one when I visit.

How do you press yours?

8:52 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

I don't make my own. {she said sheepishly} I always get mine at a cafe. The link I posted for making Cubans says to use:

Sandwich Press: Grill sandwiches in a hot buttered sandwich press until flat, bread is browned, and cheese has melted. Remove from heat; cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.

Waffle Iron: Turn over metal plates to the flat surface. Place sandwich in hot buttered waffle iron, close cover, and grill for 3 minutes on each side.

Griddle: Place sandwich on a hot griddle, and position a heavy iron skillet or bacon press on top of the sandwich. Flatten the sandwich to about 1/4 of it original size. Grill the sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

George Forman Grill: May also be used.

I suppose I could make one myself but I've never tried. I leave some things up to the experts. :)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Samara said...

That's how I feel about Sonora-Style Hot Dogs. I posted on my blog about them- I have the recipe and did make them once, but they're one of those local specialties that's a lot cheaper & quicker when purchased from a street vendor!

If I'm ever in FL I will have to sample one of these sandwiches- they look tasty.

5:32 PM  
Blogger izzy said...

I am a huge fan of these sandwiches
as well as bistec empanizado and papitas fritas.

2:24 PM  
Blogger tommy said...

Pressed is most definitely the way to go.

5:08 PM  

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