Monday, June 26, 2006
Easy clean up
Grilled Cuban Sandwiches
The Best of Cooking Light Copyright 2004
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread, cut in half horizontally
6 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
6 ounces deli-sliced ham
8 sandwich-sliced dill pickles I used dill chips
1. Spread mustard evenly over cut sides of bread. Arrange half of cheese and half of ham on bottom half of loaf; top with pickle slices. Repeat layers with remaining ham and cheese; cover with top half of loaf. Cut into quarters.
2. Heat a large heavy skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sandwiches; press with a heavy skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving: 335 calories, 11 g fat, 23.1 g protein, 36 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 43 mg chol, 1301 mg sodium
Okay, so this isn't very authentic - a real Cuban would have sliced pork too - but that's just as well. Delis don't sell pork loin in this area. I could buy sliced pork at the deli when I lived in Philly and it's popular in northeast PA where I grew up but I've yet to find it here (and I've lived in this area since 1997). I swear Boar's Head used to have a roasted pork in their product line but they must have discontinued it. I don't see it in their DigiCatessan.
This was an easy dinner that didn't require many dishes or utensils to prepare. I had some deli potato salad leftover from the weekend that I served along side of this.
I'm glad I didn't plan any grilled meals this week. We're getting quite a bit of rain.
Question of the Day: How's your weather? Do you still grill in not-so-nice weather, if you have an outdoor grill?