Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Cuban Sandwich

As I mentioned in my other blog, we had a lot of leftover grilled pork tenderloin a few weeks ago, and I was in a quandary as to what to do.  After googling my situation, I discovered that I could easily make Cuban Sandwiches!  YUMMMM!  So, here's the drill:

  • First off, you will need a baguette of French bread (I'm sure that Ciabatta would also be fine!). Lop off a long enough piece for one sandwich and then slice that in half crosswise.  Spread Dijon mustard (did I mention that this is a French Cuban sandwich?) on both sides

  • add a few pieces of thinly sliced sweet onion

    • next, you will add just a little bit of very thinly sliced grilled pork tenderloin

    • next follows a very thinly sliced piece of ham

    • top this off with a slice of 'sandwich dill' pickle

    • next you add a slice of Swiss Cheese (yes, this is still a Cuban Sandwich!)

    • ok so that's it!  Plop your other slice of bread on top of the layers of meat, cheese, pickles, mustard:

    • place your sandwich(es) on a griddle or barely oiled (I used Olive Oil) skillet and top with some sort of weight (you could use a Pannini Grill but since I don't have one, I make do with an old cast iron skillet on top of the sandwich)

    I prefer my sandwiches barely golden on the bread, but warm in the middle with the cheese it takes a few minutes and some patience.  Here's the finished product


      I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think!