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Cuban Turkey Sandwich Recipe - How to Make an Elena Ruz

courtesy of the Cocina Cubana Club founded by Pascual Perez & Sonia Martinez

This is a strange combination, but believe me, it is very good!


The story goes that Elena Ruz, a society young debutante for which the sandwich is named, would stop at this little all-night restaurant in Havana after leaving a dance with her group of friends. She asked the waiter if they would fix her this sandwich to her orders..... after checking with the kitchen, the waiter said ok.   From then on, she would always ask for her Elena Ruz Sandwich and that is how it is now known.


Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 0 minutes - Total Time: 5 minutes



2 slices of toasted sandwich bread
Cream Cheese
Strawberry Jam or preserves
Fresh Roasted Turkey slices (or leftover turkey will do)

Spread 1 slice of toasted white bread generously with the cream cheese Spread the other slice with the strawberry preserves. Place the turkey slices in the middle, close and enjoy!

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