Friday, February 20, 2009

Cubano Sandwich

I have often heard of the infamous Cubano Sandwich, and actually had one once, it was as delicious as I had expected. As I was thinking of how I could use up some of our leftover smoked pork roast, I decided a Cubano Sandwich would be just the ticket!

I checked out a few recipes on the web for direction and went to town. It was delicious and great for a change of pace! I made one big sandwich, cooked on my Paninni Grill, and cut it into lunch sized portions.

1 large loaf of French Bread
Sliced Deli Ham
Swiss Cheese (sliced)
Shaved smoked Pork
Dijonaise
Dill Pickles (I used stackers)

I cut the french bread in half and then cut off a plank an inch or so on both the top and the bottom inside (I wanted less bread)

Smear your Dijonaise on both sides of the bread


Layer your slices of cheese, pork, ham and Dill Pickles


Place on your Pannini press until cheese is melted (you could bake it in the oven with something heavy pressing down on it, as an alternative)

Cut into pieces and enjoy!

17 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Cheryl- I love cubanos, however now I am in the mood for a reuben, why is that? This snadwich looks terrific. I really need to get off my lazy butt and break out my pannini grill. I'm coming to visit you, OK?

Cheryl said...

That looks so easy. :-) I don't have a pannini grill, would a George Foreman type work?

Elra said...

Never made this, but sounds so good to have after a long hike on Sunday. I know what you're thinking, the hike for me is more of an outing then exercise (smile).
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

How funny. I just recently ate my first Cuban sandwich and I can't wait to make one here at home. It looks great - love the olive on top.

Debbie said...

That looks good. Something I can bring to work for lunch!!!

Paula said...

Hi Cheryl!

Ahhhhhh! I love this! How's this for a coincidence ... I was just getting ready to post my cubano's!! Great minds think alike ... and eat alike, too! I love yours. Love it, love it, love it. What a great idea to plank your bread, and I'm totally envious of your panini grill (I used a cast iron pan on top of mine to weight it down). Those grill/grid marks on your sammie are lovely. That olive on top is a clincher, for sure. YUM!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good! I've got the biggest craving for one of those now...

Heather said...

i love cubans! anything with pickles makes me happy!! yours looks DELICIOUS!

Sara said...

I love cuban sandwiches. I made a recipe from Everyday Food for cuban quesadillas, that was good too!

Preppy Pettit said...

Like the new look!

MaryBeth said...

This Sandwich looks Great !!! I really need to get one of those grills. Good Job Sis !

NuKiwi said...

Mmmm...I wish I could get good dill pickles here (sniff, sniff)...Kiwis like everything sweetened (yuck) so I may need to start making my gramas homemade pickles with dill, garlic & hot peppers (they were the best I've ever had!).

Kevin said...

That sandwich looks really good!

Jan said...

That looks like one hell of a butty, Cheryl. Butty is northern England dialect for sandwich, the wooftahs down south call them sarnies. Just thought you'd like to know that smidgen of useless information. :-)

Sophie said...

That sanswich looks so delicious!!! MMMMM...

Netts Nook said...

Sound great I can taste all the flavors now must try. Can't wait.

Brittany said...

Oh yes I ADORE cubans! It's literally the only thing I use my George Foreman grill for!

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