Elena Ruz Sandwiches

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Ingredients

2 bread slices or buns
cream cheese to taste
strawberry jam or preserves to taste
fresh roasted turkey slices or even leftover turkey
1 Tbsp butter or margarine
OPTIONAL: YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE THE
STRAWBERRY JAM/PRESERVES FOR
CRANBERRY RELISH, TASTES DELICIOUS
AS WELL.

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Jennie Pagano Recipe
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Chesterfield, VA (pop. 157,520)
jenpagano
Member Since Apr 2011
Jennie's notes for this recipe:
As a child I was told that this sandwich was invented by a young society gal in Havana, Cuba. The story goes that one late night after dancing for hours at a party she stopped at an all-night cafe and asked if the chef would prepare a sandwich to her specifications. When they agreed, this is what she asked for and after that it was forever known as Elena Ruz, her name.

These can be made into dainty finger sandwiches and are especially great after Thanksgiving when you have so much leftover turkey.
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Directions

1
Smear a generous amount of cream cheese on one slice and the strawberry jam or preserves on the other.
2
Place the turkey slices in the middle and close.
3
Warm a skillet on the stove.
4
Smear the outsides of the bread with butter.
5
Toast the buttered sandwich until golden on both sides.
6
Serve and enjoy!
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user Monica H MonisiaH - Aug 18, 2011
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user Jan W Neeniejan - Aug 18, 2011
this sounds so good...wonder if it could be changed up & use cranberry relish instead of the strawberry preserves???? hmmm, it's still good as is, though! ♥
user Jennie Pagano jenpagano - Aug 18, 2011
Yes you can! I have done it before and it tastes great.
user Jan W Neeniejan - Aug 18, 2011
thanks Jennie!♥
user Jennie Pagano jenpagano - Sep 29, 2011
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