Cuban Sandwich, sometimes called a cubano, is a Latin variation on a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.
This undeniably delicious sandwich is grilled and made with ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and Cuban bread. The essential ingredient is the roasted pork.
Cuban Sandwich Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cuban Sandwich Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cuban Sandwich Total Time: 30 minutes
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 12-inch Cuban baguette or soft hoagie roll
2 slices roast or pressed pork (2 to 3 ounces)
2 1/2 slices ham (about 3 ounces)
3 dill pickle slices
2 1/2 slices swiss cheese (about 2 ounces)
1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter.
2. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise. Spread 1 tablespoon butter evenly on one half of the bread and the mustard on the other. Layer the ham, roast pork, cheese and pickles on the bottom half; close with the top.
3. Place the sandwich in the skillet and press down with your hands, a spatula or another skillet; cook for about 30 seconds, flip and cook on the other side until golden and the cheese is melted. Slice in half.