We recently wrote about the delicious and colorful food history of Cuba here. To get you even more amped up for a trip to Cuba, we wanted to share a simple, tasty, and authentic recipe that you can make any time you want!
The Cuban Sandwich (or Medianoche — depending on when you make it!)
Makes 6 sandwiches
6 medianoche, brioche, hoagie, or soft sandwich rolls
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
8 ounces thinly sliced Swiss cheese
9 ounces sliced dill pickles
12 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
1 lb. of roasted, pulled pork tenderloin
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, assemble the sandwiches.
Split the buns in half, making sure to not cut the whole way through. Spread the mustard on the cut side of the top halves of the buns. Top the mustard with the Swiss cheese, pickles, and ham. Divide the pork among the bottom buns. Close the buns and spread the butter on the outsides of the buns, spreading on both top and bottom.
Cut the sandwiches on the diagonal and serve.
Grab a seat, there’s more to eat!
This delicious Cuban Sandwich recipe will get you ready and in the mood to travel to the flavorful and lively Caribbean country of Cuba!
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