Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday Sandwich 75: The Cuban Sandwich

The Cuban Sandwich comes from Cuba and has been popular in southeast America where Cuban immigrants settled to work in cigar factories. Sadly we couldn't get any Cuban bread so we had to settle for paninis instead.

Ingredients: roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, gherkins, mustard and paninis

The pork needs to be marinaded in orange and lime juice with garlic, onion and salt & pepper overnight and then cooked the next day to be ready for the sandwiches.


Open the paninis and put mustard on each side. Fill with the roasted pork.


Add the ham, cheese and gherkins then fry in butter in a pan. Use something to press down on the sandwiches so they get toasted. Cut in half diagonally and eat.


This is possibly the best sandwich we've eaten so far. The roast pork was unbelievably delicious on it's own and it was hard not to eat it all while we made the sandwiches. Gherkins and mustard are a classic combination that add a tasty tang to the sandwich. The paninis were crisp but not too thick so you could enjoy the fillings. The cheese was melted perfectly and went well with the juicy roast pork. The pork was full of flavour from the garlic and citrus juices added, even the fat was delicious. So delicious that JD had it in his sandwich too. The ham didn't add much to the sandwich and could've been left out. It's one of those instances where taking the time to marinade and cook the pork is just so worth it. It makes this sandwich.

Ratings: JD - 5, Emma - 5

Next Saturday - Coronation Chicken Sandwich

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