My late and great ‘Mi Mama, Margarita” made it her favorite snack. I would like to share it with all of you and say try it, you’ll like it.
During The roaring 1920s, a Cuban socialite named Elena Ruz Valdés-Fauli asked a chef to prepare a sandwich for her with turkey, strawberry preserves, and cream cheese tucked inside in a sweet Media Noche roll at a Habana restaurant named El Carmelo. This was my late mom’s favorite and It’s best enjoyed with plantain chips and a Cuban Materva, an Ironbeer, or a Margarita.
Just in case you’re wondering if this is a healthy snack, or as my sweetheart calls it, a snake. Elena lived until she was 102 years old but my mom nearly reached ninety.
The History Behind the Elena Ruz, the Quintessential Cuban Sandwich
Elena Ruz Sandwich https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1022777-elena-ruz-sandwich