5 Latin-style sandwiches to bring with you on an airplane (RECIPES)
In case you havn't heard, airline food has now officially become one of the worst things on the planet after sewing needles were found in some Delta sandwiches. By the time I was done trying to figure out what the heck happened here, I pretty much resolved to stop eating airline food, period.
What are my options, though, if I don't want to eat something that's potentially a hazard to my health (in more ways than one)? That's when I remembered my abuelita, who still will often bring her own food in a baggie instead of buying something in the airport or (gasp!) eating airplane food.
So I'm going to tak a page out of her book and start bringing my OWN sandwiches to the airport. And with recipes that give a Latin-twist to delicious sandwiches like the ones below, who could resist?!
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What's your favorite Latin-style sandwich? Will you be bringing one of these on your next trip? Share with us in the comments below!
Healthy Cuban Sandwich
Ingredients (Sandwich): 1 Multi-grain baguette, 2-ounces Yellow Mustard or to taste, 10 slices low-fat deli ham, 10 slices low-fat deli turkey marinated in Cuban Vinaigrette, 6 slices Swiss Cheese, 2 dill pickles, sliced thinly, 2 tsp low-fat mayonnaise. Ingredients (Cuban Vinaigrette): 2 tbs olive oil, Juice of 1 lemon, Salt and Pepper to taste, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cumin
Toss turkey in Cuban Vinaigrette. Slice baguette lengthwise. Build sandwich with yellow mustard on bottom piece of bread, layering ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, and pickle. Cut the sandwich into 4 equal portions. Lightly spread low-fat mayonnaise on outside of bread then place sandwich in Panini maker or follow the instructions below to build your own. Cook 3-4 minutes in Panini maker or 3-4 minutes on each side in the "build-your-own" version until golden brown. Once golden brown, remove from Panini maker and slice sandwich diagonally.
Build your own Panini maker:
Using a large non-stick skillet for the base, heat the pan over medium-high heat. Place sandwich in pan. Top with a heavy cooking pot (or two medium sized pots) to weight the sandwich down. The weight of the heavy cooking vessels will provide the "press."
Recipe courtesy of Lil Sugar