Like a restaurant sandwich. Next time I'll prepare double the galic dijon butter so that I have it on hand for additional sandwiches as the week goes on.
Pressed Cuban Sandwich with Garlic Dijon Butter
Use a cast-iron skillet or even a brick covered with foil to weigh down the sandwiches from the top.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 sandwich)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 166
- Calories from fat: 24%
- Fat: 4.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 13g
- Carbohydrate: 19.6g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- Iron: 1.2mg
- Sodium: 776mg
- Calcium: 194mg
- 1 whole head garlic
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 4 (3-ounce) hoagie rolls, cut in half lengthwise
- 8 sandwich-length pickle slices
- 1/4 pound thinly sliced smoked turkey
- 1/4 pound thinly sliced turkey ham
- 8 (3/4-ounce) slices low-fat Swiss cheese (such as Jarlsberg)
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- To prepare butter, remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves); drizzle with oil. Wrap head in foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins. Combine garlic pulp, mustard, and butter in a small bowl; set aside.
- To prepare sandwiches, scoop out inside of roll halves, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Spread about 2 teaspoons garlic butter over cut sides of top and bottom halves of each roll. Arrange pickles, turkey, ham, and cheese evenly on bottom halves of rolls; top with top halves.
- Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 2 sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches, and press gently to flatten. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and bread is toasted. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally, and serve immediately.
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