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Old 04-30-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Sides for Cuban sandwiches??

I have a couple of sweet little pork tenderloins that I'm going to grill up on Sunday to make Cubans. A quiet Cinco de Mayo observance, one day early.

What (besides Dos Equus) would you suggest I serve to go with?

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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Platanos

cant go wrong with some fried plantains.... I love those suckers and cant resist them even though they do a number on me... I always feel like I need a siesta after them

or for a fresher taste maybe a citrusy avocado salad...

or a spicy ceviche

gazpacho

i'm hungry now
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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this is what we had last time i made them ...
it went very well ...Hoppin' John Recipe
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Oh!! I second the fried plantains!!
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I've never made them, always mean to....
would a spanish rice work?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Black beans and rice is a standard Cuban dish.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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How bout some good old fashioned homemade corn chips and salsa? You can never go wrong, also with spanish rice!
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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I'd suggest yucca and/or black beans and rice.
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Why would you serve Cuban sandwiches on a Mexican holiday?
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:59 PM   #10
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Why would you serve Cuban sandwiches on a Mexican holiday?
i wondered about that too.


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Old 05-01-2008, 07:38 PM   #11
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Well, good question.

I have all the stuff for Cubans, have a hankering for them, and figured Cinco de Mayo was a good excuse to make them! Guess I forcefit the occasion to the hankering - the nationalities never occurred to me. Obviously, I don't know what I'm doing re: this holiday.

(Hope I didn't offend anyone.)

I'll probably make some salsa with tortilla chips, and give some fried plantains a try.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Old 05-01-2008, 08:56 PM   #12
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Well, good question.

I have all the stuff for Cubans, have a hankering for them, and figured Cinco de Mayo was a good excuse to make them! Guess I forcefit the occasion to the hankering - the nationalities never occurred to me. Obviously, I don't know what I'm doing re: this holiday.

(Hope I didn't offend anyone.)

I'll probably make some salsa with tortilla chips, and give some fried plantains a try.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Lee
it is a mexican holiday only. hyped up by the grocery stores, here in ca. i think it about some war or the other.

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Lee:

Cinco de Mayo seems like a good time to have Cuban sandwiches. Actually, any time seems like a good time to have Cuban sandwiches.
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Lee:

Cinco de Mayo seems like a good time to have Cuban sandwiches. Actually, any time seems like a good time to have Cuban sandwiches.
sandwiches never served at cinco de mayo here in so. calif.
they do sound yummy though.

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Old 05-02-2008, 02:07 AM   #15
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I was just looking through my recipe "collection," & this looks festive. Perhaps you could add some sliced avocados to the mix, & serve with Sangria on the side. See what you think.

Gazpacho Granita with Vegetable Salad

Gazpacho Granita


And... Tortilla Espanola (spanish omlette w potatoes), sliced like a pie - or smaller bites on party picks, as an appetizer. (Scroll down to see last pic.)

Spanish Tortilla
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:03 AM   #16
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call it a "Torta"... The Torta Cubana is a popular Mexican sandwich...

Get yourself some of my favorite Mexian beer and have a great Cinco De Mayo


mmm now I am going to have to go on the hunt for a good torta... not so easy in these parts....
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Update:

Here are pictures of my Cuban sandwich and fried plantains. I was delighted with the meal! More cheese is better, in the Cubans, BTW.

For the plaintains, I just went with slicing them on a mandolin and frying them in oil in a pan, forsaking the smashing and double-frying techniques. LOVED them! Very much like hash browns, french fries, potato chips, depending on how thick each slice was and how long it was left in the oil.

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WOW, Lee. That sandwich looks fantastic!
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one more please.

wow, that looks fantastic, qsis.
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