The Cuban Sandwich:
A common lunch for Cuban cigar and sugar mill factory workers for over a century. Popular with Cuban immigrants in Miami and Tampa, Florida. Now this sandwich is the favorite of locals and tourists alike.
Purists say yellow mustard only. Others like mayonnaise.
I made a mustard mayo blend with chopped pickled jalapeño peppers.
Layer with ham and roast pork.
Slice the big pickle lengthwise. Add pickle and Swiss cheese to the sandwich.
Butter the outside of the bread then grill the sandwich on a traditional plancha, or use a panini maker. This is my new toy "The Griddler." I promised my brother that I would have a panini maker in time for Leftover Day, so now, on the day after Thanksgiving, we can grill up some awesome turkey sandwiches. But I'm thinking when he sees this blog post, he is going to want a Cubano too.
A tender bread with a nice crust, a piquant spread, lots of thin-sliced deli ham, melting Swiss, zesty pickle, and juicy roast pork. A sandwich masterpiece! ¿Qué piensa usted?