Jeff Mauro's Jamon Jibarito
The Master of Sandwiches Shares on of His Favorites
Jeff Mauro is known for his love of sandwiches. Here he shares a recipe for a new one that includes plantains, beef and cheese. One word comes to mind, yum.
For the mayonnaise:
In a bowl, mix together the mayo, chili powder, cumin, garlic and a little salt and pepper to taste.
For the sandwich:
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven to 375 degrees F. Fry 4 pieces of plantains until they float to the surface, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and repeat with the remaining 4 pieces. Using 2 wooden cutting boards or a heavy pan, flatten each piece of plantain. Refry each piece of flattened plantain, in batches, until golden, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and a little granulated garlic. Set aside on a paper towel.
For the sandwich build: On the bottom of 4 fried plantains (or tostones), place a slice of American cheese, a quarter of the ham, a quarter of the tomatoes and 1 lettuce leaf. Spread the Garlic Mayo on the top tostones and close. Cut in half on the bias. Pick up gently but bite aggressively.
This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.
Recipe courtesy Jeff Mauro.
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