This is a great sandwich recipe. A traditional Cuban Sandwich. Very good as written, but even better if and when you have the time to prepare and cook a traditional Mojo Marinated Pork Roast that can be sliced and used in the recipe.
A traditional Cuban Sandwich. A great sandwich recipe to have in your repertoire.
1 loaf Cuban bread (French or Italian bread can be substituted)
1 pound ham (cooked, sliced)
1 pound pork (roasted, sliced)
1/2 pound Swiss cheese (sliced)
6 dill pickles (sliced)
2 tablespoons butter (or cooking spray)
The Fun Parts
Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
Cut the loaf of bread into quarters and slice each quarter in half horizontally for the sandwiches.
Spread the mustard or mayonnaise on the bread. Then make each sandwich by layering the roasted ham, pork, cheese, and dill pickles.
Lightly coat the cooking surface of the griddle or frying pan with cooking spray or butter. Place one sandwich on the hot surface. Put a clean, heavy skillet on top of the sandwich to flatten it. Press the bread down to about 1/3 of its original size. (A panini press works too)
Leave the skillet on top of the sandwich and grill for 1 or 2 minutes. Lift the heavy skillet, turn the sandwich over and repeat this step for the other side of the sandwich.
The cheese should be melted and the bread golden brown. Slice each sandwich in half diagonally and serve.
Ideally a panini / sandwich press is the most convenient way to prepare and grill this sandwich. But if you do not have one, simply follow steps called for in the recipe.