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Cuban Sandwich

A grilled or griddled sandwichfrom the 1930's. Mustard adds a punch to the flavor to this classic "Cuban Sandwich" with a lot of history. The story goes factory workers in the sugar mills & cigar factories could eat quickly as eateries were set up in the factories, cost, about 6 cents each! Tostones go well w/this sandwich.
Categories: Sandwiches
Primary Method: Pannini Grill, Waffle Iron, Sandwich Press, Griddle or even a George Forman Grill
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Step 1
1 loaf • Cuban Bread • Sliced horiziontall
Mustard - prepared as needed
8 oz • Baked Ham • sliced thin
8 oz • Roast Pork • sliced thin
8/10 each • Dill pickles • sliced thin
8 oz • Swiss cheese • sliced thin
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive oil or melted butter, or a blend of each. as needed • on the grill & sandwich
Slice the loaf horiziontally to open.

Spread a thin layer of mustard on top & bottom halves of bread.

Arrange ham, pork, swiss & pickle slices evenly over the bottom half.

Season w/ S&P.

Cover with the top half, into 4 equal portions.

Using a sandwich press, Panini grill, waffle iron, place sandwichs in the middle, close grill or griddle press untill the cheese is melted & the loaf has a golden brown appearence, remove from iron, cut each sandwich in half.

Serve each sandwich with Plantains & extra mustard for dipping.
* Italian or French bread (never use a Baguette, too skinny) make a good substitute for the Cuban Bread.

* Left over roast pork works well here.

* Yellow mustard works well, but any good mustard that is available works well, such as; Pommery or any grainy mustard.
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