Authentic Puerto Rican sandwich that my family can't get enough of. Wonderful because there is NO bread involved!!!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Place plantain halves in the oil and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until they float. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

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  • Place plantain halves between 2 cutting boards. Press to flatten. Place the flattened plantains back in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, skirt steak, onion, cumin and oregano. Cook, stirring frequently, until steak is cooked through.

  • To serve, spread mayonnaise on one of the plantain slices. Top with cheese, steak and onion mixture, lettuce, and tomato. Place the other plantain half on top to form a sandwich. Cut in half and serve!

Nutrition Facts

1219.5 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 65.4g 21% DV; fat 100.4g 155% DV; cholesterol 67.6mg 23% DV; sodium 550.9mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
Born and raised in Chicago as a Puerto Rican, we enjoy these with thick slices of cooked pork (Jamon) instead of steak. My personal addition is a slice of avacado. This is a very easy and special traditional meal. When preparing to take out...wrap each sandwich individually in foil to help keep ingredients together...but best fresh and hot! YUM!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2009
I don't get it....I did not like this at all. The parts of the dish don't blend well. I also thought the directions were lacking at times. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
Born and raised in Chicago as a Puerto Rican, we enjoy these with thick slices of cooked pork (Jamon) instead of steak. My personal addition is a slice of avacado. This is a very easy and special traditional meal. When preparing to take out...wrap each sandwich individually in foil to help keep ingredients together...but best fresh and hot! YUM!!! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2007
Qué Rico! I LOVE these sandwiches. They make you happy when you make them and eat them...at least they do in our house. I always made mine with chicken but the skirt steak is excellente! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2009
I don't get it....I did not like this at all. The parts of the dish don't blend well. I also thought the directions were lacking at times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2011
These are excellent! Doubled the recipe and have done these twice in the past 2 weeks. First as written the second time as the "Sandwich King" on Food Network does it: with ham cheese lettuce tomato and a zesty garlic mayo (I also added avocado slices). The use of the plantains instead of bread is so versatile and I will try this with many more sandwich combinations (I'm thinking Cubano and BLT). This one is truly a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2008
We couldn't find plantains so we had to use red-bannanas as a substitute. Structural integrity was lacking (as expected given the choice) but it was surprisingly yummy. The fried bannanas definately give it that extra something to go with the mayo. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
I made these with seasoned shredded chicken white american cheese and guacamole. They are wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2008
Very tasty. We substituted muenster cheese for the American and served them open face. We will definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2008
Sandwich de platano! Delicioso! I like to season the meat with a little bit of salt & pepper or adobo but if you are watching sodium then it's not necessary the spices add some good flavor. You can really make these sandwiches with any meat that you like. I love it with chicken or turkey breast or even some thick sliced virginia ham. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
I love it!!! sooooo good!!!! OMG i can eat these every day!!! Yumm!!! My family really enjoyed. Read More
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