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Cuban Sandwich Recipe

A hearty and delicious combination of sweet ham, juicy tender pork, melted Swiss cheese, dill pickles with a nice bite from a slathering of yellow mustard. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 4
Author: Tricia

Ingredients

  • loaf Italian, French or Cuban bread
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce yellow mustard
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices sweet (honey) ham
  • 6 slices dill pickles
  • 8 slices roasted pork or pork tenderloin

Instructions

  • Remove the crusty top and bottom of half a loaf of Italian bread and cut in half (each piece should be about 6-inches long.) Cut the pieces in half lengthwise, and butter the top and bottom of the bread. 
  • Generously spread mustard on the inside of each slice then layer 4 slices of Swiss cheese over the mustard. Divide the pickles, ham, and pork on the two sandwiches then top with the remaining Swiss cheese.  
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the sandwiches. Reduce the heat slightly and cook until the bottom is lightly browned. Carefully turn the sandwich over and "press" the Cuban using a heavy skillet or other clean heat proof pan. Cook until the cheese is melted and both sides are browned.
  • Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and serve with chips and a cold beer if desired.

Notes

A not-too-crusty Ciabatta loaf would work well here too.  
Use a panini press if you have one.