Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well! Is everyone getting excited for Halloween, what is everyone dressing up as? I still have no idea what I’m going to be! However, what I do know is I’ve got a delicious sandwich to share with you today. Actually, one of my all time favorite sandwiches. The Cuban Sandwich!
According to research, I’ve heard the Cuban Sandwich originated in Cuba, but became even more popular when Cuban workers came to Key West, Florida. The cafes in Key West would attempt to cater to the workers by making sandwiches they would have had back home in Cuba. Later the sandwich made it’s way to Miami, Florida where it has become a staple in restaurants, cafes, and food trucks. Although, you can find it all over Florida and Cuba now, and other places that Cuban immigrants have relocated.
My version is a little bit different from the original, which consists of: Cuban bread, yellow mustard, roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, and dill pickles.
So here is what you’ll need to make my version
- Thick Sliced Ham
- Swiss Cheese
- Aioli or High quality Mayo
- Yellow Mustard
- Dill Pickles
- Soft French Bread
- Start out by pulling out a bit of bread from the inside of the french bread loaf. It makes the sandwich less bread focused, and also makes it easier to press.
- Layer your sandwich however you choose.
- Brush the outside of the bread with butter.
- In a pan with medium low heat place the sandwich. Then place another heavy pan on top of the sandwich to “press” it. *We don’t own a panini press, if you do, then by all means use that.*
- Cook until golden brown, lightly crisp, and the meats and cheese are warm and melty.