Elena Ruz (Cuban Turkey Tea Sandwich)

Elena Ruz
Elena Ruz
Commonly served during merienda (afternoon tea) in Cuba, this sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one. Try substituting leftover cranberry sauce for the strawberry jam.Todd Coleman

Commonly served during merienda (afternoon tea) in Cuba, this sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one.

Elena Ruz (Cuban Turkey Tea Sandwich)
This sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one.
Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Cuban roll or brioche bun
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry jam
  • 3 oz. sliced turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Split roll, spread cream cheese on bottom half, and top with turkey. Spread jam on top half of roll and close sandwich. Heat butter in a 10″ skillet over medium heat; cook sandwich, weighing down with a cast-iron skillet and turning once, until golden brown and heated through, 3-4 minutes. Cut in half, and serve hot.