Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cuban Sandwiches

With leftover pernil I made some Cuban Sandwiches. Gather your ingredients. This sandwich is so good.


1 loaf of Cuban Bread
Black forest ham thinly sliced
Pernil thinly sliced - Alternatively, Publix sells roasted pork on the deli section, it is also delicious
Swiss cheese, sliced
Dill pickles (sliced)
Yellow mustard or Mayonnaise, just a smidge


1. Preheat a griddle or frying pan on medium heat (I use my pannini grill).

2. Cut the loaf of bread into quarters and slice each quarter in half lengthwise for the sandwiches.

3. Spread the mustard and/or mayonnaise on the bread. Then make each sandwich by layering the pickles, roasted pork (pernil), ham, and cheese.

4. Lightly coat the cooking surface of the griddle or frying pan with butter. Place one sandwich onto the hot surface.

5. Put a clean, heavy skillet on top of the sandwich to flatten it. Press the bread down to about 1/3 of its original size.

6. Leave the skillet on top of the sandwich and grill for one or two minutes. Lift the heavy skillet, turn the sandwich over and repeat this step for the other side of the sandwich - Of course, if you have a pannini grill you can skip steps 5 and 6.

7. The cheese should be melted and the bread golden brown. Slice each sandwich in half diagonally and serve.
Want another delicious sandwich recipe?... Go here for a delicious Banh Mi

Go here to see another way to eat leftover pernil - Arepa with pernil and tomatoes


  1. That sounds awesome! I bet I can't find cuban bread in Kansas. :( What would be a good alternative?

    1. French bread should do the trick! Give it a try. When you come visit I will make it for you!



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