When you grow up in Miami you know all about
Now I live about 1 hour away, but managed to
month when I needed to go to Miami to
renew my passport. Now I get my Cubano fix
at home. It’s a great sandwich!
To make an authentic Cubano you need:
roast pork slices
I always plan on making this sandwich whenever
I make a pork roast. I know there’ll be great
Cubanos the next day. You can maybe leave out
the roast pork if you don’t have any, but change
too many other ingredients and you won’t have
a real Cuban.
You’ll have a nice grilled ham and cheese
Of course there is only one bread that works
best, and that’s Cuban bread. Why Cuban bread?
Cuban bread is under baked
so it’s not ready to eat when you buy it.
It’s meant to be grilled, toasted or warmed
in the oven without getting overly browned or
dried out. It compresses nicely and gets golden
brown and crunchy when grilled. Most
grocery stores carry Cuban bread now.
If all else fails, use Italian or French.
I had the roast pork slices leftover from
made earlier and I always plan on making
Cubanos with the leftovers.
Lightly toast the buttered bread
and warm the pork slices.
Start layering. Pork slices,
and Yellow mustard.
Butter the outside and grill.
It should be thin, hot, crispy, and oozing delicious
Golden brown and pressed.
Cut diagonally to serve.
~ Cubanos ~
Grilled Cuban Sandwich
roast pork slices
Using a grill or cast iron skillet heat the pork
slices on one side. Slice the bread
in half horizontally and butter the cut side.
Place buttered side down on the grill
and grill until lightly toasted. Remove the bread
to a cutting board and lay on the pork, pickles,
cheese and ham on one side. Slather the yellow
mustard on the other side and put together.
Butter the top of the bread and place buttered
side down on the grill. Butter the bottom side.
Close the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes until
heated, browned, and the cheese melts.
Remove to the cutting board and cut
diagonally into long triangles.