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Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Trip Friday: Classic Cuban Sandwich

Flavorful meats, cheeses and pickles pressed between a freshly buttered baguette is the perfect way to curb your guests’ first quarter cravings.

2 baguettes, about 1 pound each
Butter, softened
Yellow mustard
1/2 pound ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound pork roast, thinly sliced*
1/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
Dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
Olive oil spray

*You can find pre-cooked roasted pork—often called “porketta”—in the cold case at your local grocery store.

  1. Heat a sandwich press.* Slice the bread in half lengthwise, but do not cut all the way through.
  2. Spread a small amount of butter, mustard and mayonnaise inside the top and bottom of the loaf.
  3. Layer with ham, pork, cheese and sliced pickles.
  4. Cut the sandwich into 3 sections, and then lightly coat the top and bottom of each section with olive oil spray.
  5. Grill each section 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly toasted and the cheese has melted, pressing to flatten. Slice sections and serve warm.

Tip: To serve as appetizers, cut each sandwich piece diagonally into 4 or 5 smaller pieces.

*Don’t have a sandwich press? Use a griddle and a cast iron skillet to create your own. Cook as instructed above, using the cast iron skillet to weigh down the sandwich on the grill pan.


  1. for sure,super sarap ng sandwich na yan, matrabaho gawin eh. :)
    Happy Friday,Ces!

  2. Wow ate superb naman sa sarap to!

    Mine is at Spice Up blog.. mwah!

  3. That looks really yummy. I got something for you here, I got something for you. Happy weekend!

  4. This looks so delish, patikim naman tsang.