DISCOS VOLADORES-Flying Saucer Grilled Sandwiches

A special sandwich press is needed to make this grilled sandwich. The press is made up of two round saucers that close over the bread and it has long handles. You can find one at most Cuban markets or on line. Click here to see one on Amazon.

A regular sandwich press would not shape it into a flying saucer, or toast the sides shut. My children loved to make these fun grilled sandwiches. Now I make them with my grandchildren. Be careful not to touch the hot metal parts of the press.

Ham slices
Cheese slices
Butter (or non stick spray)
Hamburger buns or 2 pieces of bread (the press will cut these into the right shape)

Spread butter on the outside of the bread pieces, or grease the round flying saucer part of the “contraption” with non stick spray or butter. Put ham and cheese slices between the two pieces of bread, a little or a lot, to taste. Put the sandwich in the press and cook over a hot burner or gas grill, one side then the other. The sandwich is done when the cheese is melted. This takes 3-5 minutes per side.


Cream Cheese

For a sweet and very Cuban version of this sandwich, use a couple of slices of guava paste and about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese as the filling. If you don’t have guava paste, you could use a tablespoon or two of jam.

Here is a video clip, if you'd like to see how to make these fun sandwiches!

6 Response to DISCOS VOLADORES-Flying Saucer Grilled Sandwiches

July 28, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Where can I buy the Disco Volarores maker? I got one manufactured by Casa Bene and is small, cheap and non functional

July 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM

We got ours on Amazon.com Here's a couple links:

December 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM


May 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM

You can get these at anyplace that sells camping gear. I have several and we make pies, same way you make the sandwich but put pie filling in the middle and sprinkle with sugar when you take them out. Yummy!

July 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

I still make these when I'm feeling nostalgic. Mine looks almost exactly like yours ... well-used and well-loved. One year, I bought them for my family members for Christmas, so the younger generation can continue the tradition!

April 27, 2017 at 10:41 AM

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