Cuban sandwiches are a popular lunch food, and for good reason! Celebrate this tasty sandwich on Cuban Sandwich day.
What's in a Cuban sandwich? And how do you make them?
A Cuban sandwich typically contains roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard on a baguette or loaf of Cuban bread. The sandwich is then pressed or toasted, which helps all of the flavors meld together.
Making a Cuban sandwich at home is actually pretty easy! Just start with some good quality ingredients. The bread is key - make sure to get a nice, crusty baguette or loaf of Cuban bread. The cheese should be melted Swiss cheese, and the pickles should be dill pickles.
As for the pork, you can either use roasted pork that you've made yourself, or you can buy it pre-roasted from the grocery store. The ham is also easily available at the grocery store.
Once you have all of your ingredients, it's time to assemble the sandwich. Start by spreading some yellow mustard on the bread. Then, add thin slices of the pork, ham, and cheese. Add a few pickle slices on top, and you're done!
If you want to press or toast your sandwich, heat up a panini press or grill pan over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the press or pan, and weight it down with another heavy pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Enjoy your Cuban sandwich on Cuban Sandwich Day - or any day!