First, comes the bread and then comes the Best Cuban Sandwich! It’s sweet, tangy, eggy, and best of all, delicious!
I know you remember the beautiful Cuban Medianoche Bread that I recently posted. Here is the Best Cuban Sandwich that could ever come out of my kitchen. It is sweet, tangy, eggy, and everything that I could want in a Cuban sandwich.
My mother-in-law gave me a panini press/grill not long ago. I had been wanting one and she never used hers so I was the beneficiary! John and I love a great Cuban sandwich, and I set out on a quest to make one in my kitchen. Now that I had a panini press, I could make them without a foil covered brick or a cast iron skillet…or so I thought.
I got all of the ingredients that I needed, marinated and roasted the most amazing pork shoulder, and baked those amazing Cuban Medianoche Bread rolls. All I had to do was put it together and put it in my panini maker until golden brown.
[Tweet “First, comes the bread and then comes the Best Cuban Sandwich! #food #recipe”]This recipe is featured in the cookbook “Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban by “The Three Guys” from Miami. They state there is only one way to build this sandwich. On buttered Medianoche bread, place the pickles, roasted pork, ham and then cheese in that order. Mustard is optional. I did that and then squished my bread until the whole thing slid apart as you can see. The ham slid to the back and the cheese and pork to the front.
Well, even though I’ve created the Best Cuban Sandwich, my panini skills need a bit of work. You asked me to post some less than perfect results. My perfectionist self is doing it under duress. The next attempt was better, but no pictures are available. John got a hold of it and that’s the end of the story and of The Best Cuban Sandwich…for now.
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You only need 1 pound of the pork for 4 sandwiches, but make plenty for future Cuban sandwiches! I froze my leftover pork for a future dinner of the Best Cuban Sandwich.
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