April 27, 2011

Shortcuts: Cuban Sandwich Pockets

First of all, you are aware of my preference for good ol' "from scratch" foods. However, now and then, I use a shortcut. There is nothing healthy about a crescent roll out of a can. I can't think of a single redeeming feature, nutritionally or ecologically speaking. But, they taste really yummy and, sometimes, in a moment of weakness, they jump into my cart. And, let's face it, they are much simpler to use than trying to make your own, although I do hope to give it a try sometime soon (just the term "butter packet" makes it sound intriguing).

Anyway, this is a recipe I dreamed up because I wanted a cuban sandwich. It's only a cuban sandwich in the loosest sense (it has ham and pickles), but it satisfied my craving and was quick to make.

Crescent Cuban Pockets
  • canned crescent rolls
  • ham
  • pickles (I used Tony Packo's sweet hots, because I love them)
  • cheese (Swiss is traditional but I used cheddar since I had it on hand)
 Traditional cubans also use roast pork, but I didn't have any. If you do, put it in too; it will really add to the flavor.

  • Unroll the crescents and separate into 4 small rectangles. Pinch the seams closed.
  • On each rectangle, place your desired ratio of meat, cheese and pickles.
  • Fold the rectangle over and pinch closed.
  • Bake on an ungreased baking sheet according to the directions on your brand of crescent rolls.


Laura said...

Those sound yummy! Trader Joe's sells their own brand of crescents and biscuits that don't have as much garbage in them as Pilsbury does. I would assume that Whole Foods has something similar, too. :)

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