cuban cristo

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Janet Waters
seattle, WA

The Cuban Cristo sandwich is a cross between a Cuban and a Monte Cristo sandwich. The sandwich is dipped into a batter and pan-fried. A combination of the best of both worlds in a tasty combination of savory and sweet.

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This recipe combines two types of sandwiches - a Monte Cristo and Cuban - into one heavenly sandwich. It's salty, sweet, and full of flavor. Frying the sandwich melts the cheese and creates a little crust on the bread. When taking a bite, have a napkin handy because it could get messy. Dipping the sandwich in pepper jelly adds a nice flavor contrast. Raspberry would be good too.

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★★★★★ 1
serves Makes one sandwich and can be increased as needed
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For cuban cristo

  • 2 oz
    ham slices (2 slices)
  • 2 slice
    bacon, cooked
  • 2 oz
    turkey (2 slices)
  • 2 slice
    Provolone cheese
  • 4 slice
    sweet pickles
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet mustard
  • BATTER INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 2
    eggs
  • dash
    salt
  • dash
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 slice
    bread - challah or brioche
  • 2 oz
    jelly or preserves - jalapeno

How To Make cuban cristo

  • Eggs, milk, salt, and pepper mixed together in a bowl.
    1
    Mix together the batter ingredients, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  • Mustard, ham, turkey, and Provolone cheese added to sandwich.
    2
    Layer the sandwich on the bread. Begin with spreading mustard on the bread. Then add the ham, turkey, and Provolone cheese.
  • Pickles and bacon added to the sandwich.
    3
    Next, add pickles and bacon.
  • Butter melting in a skillet.
    4
    Melt butter in the pan on low to medium heat.
  • Sandwich dipped into batter.
    5
    Dip sandwich into batter.
  • Sandwich frying in butter.
    6
    Place in the melted butter and fry until golden brown (about 4 minutes on each side). Can deep or shallow fry if you want.
  • Cuban Cristo served with pepper jelly.
    7
    Serve with jelly or sauces. Jalapeno jelly would give it a kick.
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