Original Cuban Sandwich

Original Cuban Sandwich
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The Original Cuban Sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese originally created in cafes catering to Cuban cigar workers in the early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida: Key West, Ybor City and West Tampa.
Recipe type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Cuban
Serves: 1
  • 8-9 inch piece of Cuban Bread
  • 4 oz Glazed Ham, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz Mojo Roasted Pork, thinly sliced
  • 1 oz Genoa Salami , thinly sliced
  • 1 oz Swiss Cheese
  • 3-4 Pickle chips
  • 1 tbs Yellow Mustard
  • Soft Butter
Mise en place
  1. Slice meats if necessary.
Assemble sandwich
  1. Cut Cuban bread in half lengthwise.
  2. Layer sliced meats and cheese in the following order: ham, pork, salami, and then cheese.
  3. Place pickle chips evenly on top.
  4. Spread mustard on top half of bread.
  1. Lightly butter both top and bottom of sandwich. Heat sandwich in press until crisp.
  2. Cut diagonally from corner to corner.
  3. Serve!

More Original Cuban Sandwich Pics

Slice bread and layer ham on first

Add pork, salami, cheese, mustard and pickles

Buttered and ready to be pressed

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