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Old 02-05-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Cuban Sandwich

Ham from Easter and the pork was from last night's Pork Tenderloin...



Cut a loaf of Cuban Bread into 6-8" lengths;split down the middle. Spread butter and then a some Black Mustard BBQ Slather on both insides of the bread. Start with the bottom slice; put a layer of ham, a layer of pork, some pickle chips and top with Swiss Cheese. Put the top on the bread and press down with your hand. Transfer the sandwich to a hot frying pan with a couple of foil-wrapped bricks on top for a weight (or whatever you choose!). Flip after a few minutes, not letting the bread burn. Move sandwich to a plate, cut in half diagonal....POOF!!!!...you have an authentic Cuban Sandwich



On occasion, depending on whether I have any on hand, I like to add a few slices of salami to the middle of the sandwich.

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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I love pressed Cubans. I sauce mine with mustard, mayo and roasted garlic. I saw Bobby Flay whip that up one time for his grilled pressed Cuban and it has become my favorite sandwich spread. Thanks for bringing these up. I should put that brick sitting by my grill to use again.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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I also love Cuban Sandwiches. You have inspired me to make one, but alas, I'm not sure where I would get Cuban Bread in Pittsburgh. Any suggestions for a good substitute, or how I can make my own?
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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I also love Cuban Sandwiches. You have inspired me to make one, but alas, I'm not sure where I would get Cuban Bread in Pittsburgh. Any suggestions for a good substitute, or how I can make my own?
There should be plenty of ethnic stores in Pittsburgh, plus I'll bet the bakery at a large supermarket would have Cuban bread (at least on weekends).

Italian bread would work in a pinch.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
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Looks good, unfortunately the stores around here don't have cuban bread. What other bread could I try?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:28 AM   #6
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For bread for a Cuban sandwich, I look for a small, crusty submarine sandwich roll. I use my Cuisinart griddler to make them.
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Ciabatta or foccacia would work, too.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #8
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Yum, love the Cuban sandwiches!
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:06 AM   #9
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You can also use those George Forman grills to press your sandwich if you have one.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:52 PM   #10
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One day I put my smaller iron skillet on top of my larger iron skillet. Just heated the small one on a burner and when ready placed on top of the sandwiches in the larger skillet. Worked pretty good and helped toast the bread too!
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