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Cuban Sandwiches

There are about a million recipes for Cuban sandwiches out on the internet... we looked at three or four and came up with this when we had some left over pork roast on Sunday.


1 fresh baked French Batard, like the ones we sell, or you could use some other inferior French bread from the grocery store
Sliced ham - we used Boar's Head
Roast Pork - thinly sliced (we used leftovers from the night is a link to that recipe "Pork Pot Roast"
Swiss cheese slices
Dill pickle slices
Yellow mustard
Panini maker or griddle


This isn't rocket science, but it makes a great sandwich. Cut the batard into 6" sections discarding the ends (or for nibbling during preparation). Place a layer of pork, ham, pickles, swiss cheese on the bottom half of the batard, and then spread yellow mustard on the top piece of bread. Place in a heated panini maker for about 4 to 6 minutes, until the cheese is nicely melted. You could also use a griddle, much like you make a grilled cheese sandwich, but you will need something with some weight to put on top since this is a "pressed" sandwich. Also flip it over once to lightly brown both sides.