Cuban sandwich, or Sandwich Cubano, is a sandwich layered with ham, roast pork, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Most likely it originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, Florida.
– 1 loaf Cuban bread
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter
– 3 tbsp yellow mustard
– 500g boiled ham, sliced
– 500g roasted pork
– 400g Swiss cheese
– 5 dill pickles
1. Cut the bread lengthwise.
2. Spread 2 tbsp of the melted butter on one half of the bread loaf and a thin layer of mustard on the other.
3. Place ham, pork, cheese, and pickles on the buttered half of a bread and top with the mustard-spread half.
4. Smear the remaining butter all over the sandwich.
5. Wrap the sandwich in foil
6. Heat the grill to high (280C) and close the lid, then lower the heat to medium-high (220C).
7. Flatten the sandwich by pressing down on it.
8. Place the wrapped, flattened sandwich on the grill and top with a grill press. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
9. Remove the wrapped sandwich from the grill and take off the foil.
10. Return the sandwich to the grill and grill until both pieces of bread are crispy and golden brown.
11. Cut the sandwich an angle into small triangles.
12. Place on a large platter and serve while still hot.