- 4 ea. 10-inch Cuban bread or baguette, sliced lengthwise
- 1 lb. ham, cooked & sliced
- 1 lb. roasted pork, sliced
- 1/2 lb. swiss cheese, sliced
- 1 c. pickles, sliced
- 3 T. yellow mustard
- 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, pitted, peeled & mashed
- To assemble, spread mustard on the bottom half of bread and mashed avocado on the top half. Layer bottom bread with pickles, ham, pork, and Swiss cheese; close sandwich.
- To cook, heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and coat with butter or cooking spray. Place the sandwich on the griddle or skillet and place a heavy dish on top; press down firmly and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Continue with other side of sandwich.
Cuban sandwiches are a hit with just about everybody. It’s a spin on a classic ham and cheese sandwich that likely originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, Florida. Typical ingredients for a Cuban sandwich are Cuban bread, swiss cheese, dill pickles, roasted pork, ham, and mustard. We put another spin on the Cuban sandwich that we think you’ll love! It also pairs well with some our favorite guacamole recipes:
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What is a Cuban sandwich, and what’s on it?
The sandwich is typically made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. It uses Cuban bread, which is similar to French and Italian white bread, but it has a few different ingredients, and a different baking method is used.
What meat is on a Cuban sandwich?
Typically, Cuban sandwiches use ham, and roasted pork. However, some variations include pork tenderloin, salami, and even sliced turkey breast.
What kind of cheese is on a Cuban sandwich?
The sandwich typically uses swiss cheese. However, some people substitute swiss for provolone.
Who invented the Cuban sandwich?
It's said that Francisco Ferlita, a Cuban-Spanish-Italian immigrant, invented Cuban bread. It's not known who first made the sandwich, but many believe it started in Cuban cafes and restaurants in Tampa, Florida or Key West. Ferlita's bakery is now operating as a museum.
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