This Cuban Sandwich is simple and extremely tasty. It combines ham, pork, Swiss cheese, mustard and dill pickles on Cuban bread that has been pressed. Living in South Florida for years I have a few places I migrate to enjoy one of my favorites. Today we decided to make them at home and share the simple recipe and method with you!
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has been quoted here: The Cuban is a variation of a ham and cheese originally created in cafes catering to Cuban workers in the early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida: Key West and Ybor City, Tampa. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami where it is also still very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread.
In April 2012, the “Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was designated as the “signature sandwich of the city of Tampa” by Tampa’s city council.
- 1 loaf Cuban bread
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound ham, sliced
- 1 pound Cuban roasted pork, sliced
- 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
- sliced dill pickles
Preheat sandwich press or Panini maker.
Cut the bread into sections about 8 inches long. Cut these in half and spread butter on both the inside halves.In this order arrange your 4 sandwiches pickles, roasted pork, ham, and cheese. Place on the sandwich press, carefully place sandwich press lid down on top of the sandwich. Cook for about 4 minutes. Slice diagonally.