Cuban Sandwich

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 pound baked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound roast pork, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 10 thin dill pickle slices, approximately 2 whole pickles
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
Directions

Slice the bread horizontally in half, leaving 1 edge intact. Lay the bread open and spread each side with the mustard. Divide the ingredients evenly among the slices of roll. Start with the ham followed by the pork, cheese, and dill pickles. Bring the tops and bottoms together.

Heat your panini maker or sandwich press. Butter each side of the press. Place the sandwiches inside, press down and grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is flat and browned, approximately 10 minutes. If you don't have a sandwich press, you can heat 6 fireplace bricks wrapped in foil, in a 500 degrees F oven for 1 hour and then press the sandwich between them for 10 minutes. Serve warm.


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I'm disappointed in AB. Provolone? Really? I almost expected mayo on this "Cuban," too. A Cuban must have Salami and Swiss. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You Gotta go to La Havanna on Dale Mabry in Tampa Florida, The best Cuban and Chick pea soup in the world. They have been doing it right for a long time the original in Tampa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg, provolone??!! NO! and i'm married to an italian. provolone makes a great italian sandwich. but a cuban must have swiss. preserve the tradition please. 2 stars off for that mistake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mr. Brown, I am a 69 y/o cuban political refugee who came to this country in 1960, I was 16 y/o at the time. I have had my share of cuban sandwiches in Miami where I live. I have never seen "provolone" cheese on a cuban sandwich, it should be swiss cheese, trust me it should be swiss cheese. Thks for your recipy, it is good except for the cheese. jb item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aaaaaa...wrong the way to make a Real Cuban Sandwich is... Get real Cuban bread ---------- Can get it in Any Bakery in Miami Spread room temperature butter in and out side of it and toast it in a flat iron Slices of Serrano Ham ---------- Can get it in Any Deli in Miami Slices of Real Pork ----------- Can get it in Any Deli in Miami Slices of Swiss Cheese ------- I think you can get this in any Deli Several Pickles --------- Can get it in any SuperMarket Yellow Mustard --------- Can get it in any SuperMarket NOW THAT'S A REAL CUBAN SANDWISH!!!AND 4 BETTER RESULTS GO 2 MIAMI item not reviewed by moderator and published
Provolone cheese on a cuban is the equivalent of a recipe for beef tenderloin suggesting ketchup as a topping. Swiss cheese goes on a cuban item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love this recipe. It takes some prior planning (to cook the pork tenderloin, but otherwise its easy. We've added it to our list of favorites and have returned to it several times over the past year when we want a hassle-free, light dinner. Great with soup or salad! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! We made this with jewish rye bread as that's all we had at home. It was very tasty. I use my George Foreman grill on HIGH to make this like a panini. We'll have this one again. Great with a green salad for a light dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In addition to the comments from other south-Floridians (Cuban bread and Swiss Cheese), with the addition of two ham croquettes, we call this sandwich a "Croquetta Preparada". The ham croquettes are each about the size of half of a hot dog. Because of their texture, the croquettes will flatten down with the weight of the sandwich press (manual or machine). This really adds another dimension to the taste and texture of an already delicious sandwich. Though many of you outside of Florida may not find Cuban bread, you may find something close in your area if you know the qualities to look for: Light, airy inside, not dense at all. The outside is crispy, not chewy. It could almost be similar in texture and density to a french croissant, but NOT buttery tasting. Perhaps with this information, you'll know what breads are available in your area that come close. And even if you can't find something close, I believe that if you find something that you like, then that's the right thing to use! Suerte! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can not wait to try it it sounds super yummy i am 11 and i follow all your recipes and i like it how in the show you make it so you learn Science and you have it Fun! -Abigail- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE La Havanna!! I live in Tampa and it is truly the best Cuban sandwich around! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Also - if you haven't tried La Ideal Sandwich Shop it may possibly give La Havanna a run for it's money on the Cuban sandwich. Total dive diner but truly authentic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
guyere is proper cheese item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aaaaaa....Not everybody in the United States of America live in Miami. Thank God. 4 BETTER RESULTS LIVE IN CUBA item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ge the bread from La Segunda in Tampa (Miami-Dade county buys from there) and add salami. Then it's a Cuban Sandwich. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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