Cuban Sandwiches

December 20, 2009

These are so good!  They fit in just right with my recent pressed sandwich obsession and, served with Black Bean Soup, they were part of a perfect light but warm dinner.  Like so many traditional dishes, there are probably as many variations as there are cooks and no small amount of controversy about what makes a Cuban the genuine item.  As long as you’ve got the basics of ham, pork and cheese on Cuban bread you can’t go terribly wrong.   Mustard and pickles make it complete.

  • Cuban Bread, one long loaf will make three or four sandwiches
  • Ham
  • Roasted Pork – I found this package of precooked, sliced pork chops that worked fine.   Leftover pork roast would be perfect.
  • Genoa Salami
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Mustard, plain yellow or spicy
  • Dill  Pickle slices

Cut each loaf of bread across,  into thirds or fourths.  Then slice into each piece to open it up but don’t cut all the way through.The precooked pork chops were a little thick for sandwiches so I sliced them a bit thinner.Slather on the mustard.Stuff with meat and cheese and add a pickle slice or two.Press on a medium hot griddle or skillet.  If you like you can butter the griddle first but I didn’t see the need for the extra fat and calories.  Turn them a couple of times and cook until  they’re heated through.Enjoy warm.

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1 Angela January 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I’m so jealous! I moved from Tampa to North Carolina and can no longer get cuban bread. Oh, how I long for cuban sandwiches… Thanks for making your cuban with salami-true Tampa style!

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2 Karen Bove January 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm

No Publix nearby? They make a fairly decent loaf of Cuban bread.

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3 Angela January 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Oh, how I long for Publix! No Publix around here but I have made a 2 hour trek to one in South Carolina. Shopping is definitely a pleasure there and no other store can compare to the service and quality. I’ve actually thought about moving my family away from here just to be near a Publix!

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4 Karen Bove January 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Oh, I’m so sorry! I don’t know what I’d do without Publix. They really are the best. I even wrote a whole post about my local store and they follow the blog :)

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