Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cuban Sandwich #recipe @LucyBurdette #giveaway

LUCY BURDETTE: We're getting very close to book launch day for DEATH ON THE MENU--yay!!--and celebrating with recipes that appear as part of the story. And today also celebrating by giving away my last advance readers copy of DEATH ON THE MENU to one lucky commenter! Now back to the recipe...

As Hayley Snow herself says, you could eat Cuban sandwiches a.k.a. Cuban mix a.k.a. Cubanas every day for a year in Key West and still not scratch the surface of the varietals. You might try a sandwich at each establishment, as Hayley and Miss Gloria do. Or, you can try making them yourself. This recipe is based on one found in Cuba! Recipes and stories from the Cuban kitchen.


One large loaf Cuban bread, Italian if you cannot find Cuban

Slices of leftover Cuban pork, Mojo style
About a half pound Swiss cheese
About a half pound sliced ham
Finely sliced dill pickles
Yellow mustard

Slice the entire loaf of bread open lengthwise. Spread mustard on both sides. 

Layer the Swiss cheese on the bottom, followed by pickles, followed by pork, followed by ham, followed by the rest of the cheese. Press the sandwich together. Either cut in half to cook in a press, or wrap in foil and grill until the cheese is melted and the bread toasty. 

Don't forget to leave a comment with your email to be entered in the drawing!

Death on the Menu, the 8th Key West food critic mystery, will hit bookstores on August 7 from Crooked Lane Books. 

“There’s a lot to love about this series—deft plotting, likeable characters, and an ending that always satisfies. But one of the things I love the best is how the author transports her readers to Key West with every page, describing real landmarks and restaurants with such realism that I feel I’m actually there. Magical and delicious fun!”—Suspense Magazine

Here's a pre-order the book link from Amazon--and here's a link to preorder a hard copy from RJ Julia in CT, where you'll be able to get a signed copy. 

Or you can order it from Books and Books in Key West, or call Suzanne Orchard at Key West Island Bookstore ((305) 294-2904)--she'll be delighted to order you a copy! 

Or really, wherever books are sold...