- 1 large sub roll (Italian or a French baguette will do as long as it is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside)
- 4 or 5 slices of Smith field type Virginia Ham
- 3 slices of roasted pork
- 2 slices of Swiss cheese
- Dill pickles sliced thinly cross ways(enough to cover entire sandwich, so you get one in every bite)
Here is the authentic recipe for the “Cuban Sandwich. In order to make a proper Cuban sandwich you will need a sandwich press, however this recipe includes a technique that will give you almost as good results.
- Cut sub roll in half and cover both sides of bread with Mayonnaise or mustard.
- Add ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles and cover with top half of roll.
- Place in sandwich press and toast until crispy and cheese has melted.(I use my George Foreman clam shell grill, it does a great job)
- If you don’t have a sandwich press wrap the constructed sandwich tightly in aluminum foil.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Place the wrapped sandwich on a baking sheet, then place another baking sheet on top.
- Then place a heavy cast iron skillet or a brick wrapped in aluminum foil on top of the baking sheet.
- Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
- Alternatively a sandwich press can be used.