Elena Ruz Sandwich (Cuban Turkey Sandwich)

5 mins (prep 5)
5 ingredients
1 servings
This is a strange combination, but trust me, it is very good! The story goes that Elena Ruz, a society young socialite for which the sandwich is named, would stop at this little all-night restaurant, El Carmelo, in Vedado neighborhood in Havana Cuba, after leaving the dance with her group of friends. She asked the waiter if he could fix her this sandwich after she told them how to make it. After that she would always ask for the Elena Ruz Sandwich and to this day that is how the sandwich is known. This recipe has been printed on many of the Cuban Food web sites. It is great for leftover turkey. Update 03/13/2006 you can also use sweet rolls(the kind you use for a media noche). However, the real McCoy is white bread without crusts and lightly toasted and then the cream cheese would be spread, then the turkey and strawberry jelly on the other slice and voila!

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Serving Size (133.19 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 448.72 Calories from Fat 286.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.79g 48.9%
Saturated Fat 9.5g 47.5%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 112.91mg 37.64%
Sodium 2695.02mg 112.29%
Total Carbohydrate 4.65g 1.55%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.81 g %
Protein 35.89g 71.77%
Vitamin A 7.84IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 62.12mg% Iron 2.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, strawberry jelly