Cuban Cristo

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Janet Waters

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes one sandwich and can be increased as needed
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Griddle

Ingredients

  • 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(es)
    salt
  • dash(es)
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 slice
    bread - challah or brioche
  • 2 oz
    jelly or preserves - jalapeno

How to Make Cuban Cristo

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together the batter ingredients, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  2. Layer the sandwich on the bread. Begin with spreading mustard on the bread. Then add the ham, turkey, and Provolone cheese.
  3. Next, add pickles and bacon.
  4. Melt butter in the pan on low to medium heat.
  5. Dip sandwich into batter.
  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.
  7. Serve with jelly or sauces. Jalapeno jelly would give it a kick.

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About Cuban Cristo

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Collection: Tastes of the World
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cuban #cristo



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