It’s dinner time, and you have just discovered that you left the key ingredient to the evening meal in the oven overnight to molder. Since no ingredient is worth a trip to the ER, it’s time to Punt! Sure, you had the forethought to purchase sandwich items, but you’re out of bread. Never fear.
First, Gentle Readers, the Practical Cook must beg pardon from anyone who either is Cuban or has ever eaten an actual Cuban Sandwich. This recipe takes more liberties than Castro.
Second, if you have doubts that you can make this in a flash, watch the video, made at the insistence of The Younger Practical Cook Junior. She has cooked since she could stand, and made 3 of the 4 sandwiches consumed.
Pressed Cuban Roll-Up Recipe
Makes 4 Sandwiches
4 whole wheat tortillas (I’m a fan of the Trader Joe’s varietal)
1/2 pound sliced deli ham
1/4 pound sliced cheese (traditionally Swiss, we used Muenster because it was on sale)
**If you have roasted pork on hand, feel free to include.
Spread mustard on the tortilla. Layer remaining ingredients in amounts to your liking. Roll. Press in a sandwich press, the flat side of your waffle iron, or in a cast iron skillet under a brick wrapped in foil (or a similar weighted heat-safe object, like a second smaller cast iron skillet). Eat. Do a victory dance.
How do you feel about the pressed sandwich? Share your thoughts and your Punts! in the comments section.
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