The Cuban Sandwich
For each Sandwich:
- 1 bread roll (Italian, French or Cuban) sliced lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 4 sliced thin cut Swiss cheese
- 2-3 thin sliced dill pickles (sliced lengthwise)
- 2-4 slices ham
- 1/3 cup shredded or sliced pork
Heat cast iron or heavy skillet. Slice bread lengthwise.
Butter both sides of the outside of the bread.
Spread mustard over both sides of the inside of the bread.
Place 2 slices of cheese, folded over, on both sides of the bread.
On one side, add pickles, ham and pork. Close sandwich and grill, using
a heavy skillet to press sandwich down. Turn sandwich over to grill on the other side.
Grill until browned on the outside and cheese has melted on the inside. Serve immediately.
Pulled Pork (for 4 sandwiches)
(You can find prepared pulled pork in most grocery stores, but if you want to make it
from scratch, this is a simple method)
- 1 ½ pounds country style pork ribs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper for coating pork
- ½ medium yellow onion
- 2-3 cloves fresh garlic
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chicken broth
Heat a cast iron or heavy skillet. Add olive oil. Salt and pepper both sides of pork ribs. When oil heats and glistens, add pork.
Sear on both sides until browned. Place pork ribs in small crock pot with onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin and salt. Cook until for tender. (This can be cooked on low overnight.)