Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich
Picture from: cubaninthemidwest
Image Credit:  Ivonne

Cuban Sandwich

“Most Cuban-Americans have at least one parent or grandparent who worked at some point or another in the "factoria” (factory).  In our household it was my mother who took the bus at dawn every morning to the sewing factory. On a good day, she could pack a lunch with a leftover slice of Cuban sandwich.” Ivonne


Cuban bread (yeah right, like we'd find Cuban bread in the middle of nowhere, we'll substitute 
with a French bread -NOT a baquette)

Roast Pork (I made a Hormel boneless pork roast - onion and garlic flavor - threw it into a crock 
pot until done)

Sweet Ham, thick sliced

Swiss cheese

Dill pickles

Yellow mustard (optional)



To prepare the sandwich slice the bread horizontally and spread butter on both inside halves.

Lay the pickles on the bottom half followed by a layer of roast pork, then ham and Swiss 

You can spread mustard on the inside top half. 

Close the sandwich, spread a little butter on the top and place it on a Panini press (okay, I know 
you don't have one, but I bet you have a George Foreman grill which works the same, if not then 
place the sandwich on a hot (not too hot) lightly greased frying pan. Place a heavy iron skillet on 
top of the sandwich to flatten.) The sandwich should be compressed to about 1/3 its original 

Grill the sandwiches, until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

Slice the sandwich in half diagonally and serve.

Enjoy this amazing Cuban recipe and many more when visiting cubaninthemidwest


  1. Now I have to find a source of Cuban Bread or learn to make my own (actually I'll set my son on that one. He makes great breads)

    1. Thank you Jack for your comment, but do not worry about it. I will publish soon a post with the recipe of Cuban bread that you can use for the Cuban sandwich. I will send you a twit as soon as I publish the recipe.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...