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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.

6 Comments:

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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