Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cuban Sandwiches

I think I've professed my love in a previous post for sandwiches. I really just can't get enough of them. I did not know this until about a month ago that when you are pregnant you aren't supposed to eat deli meats unless it has been heated up to 160 degrees. Do you realize how many sandwiches I've had to pass up?! The horror!!

Anyways, this is one of my faves and I am able to heat it up successfully and have it taste "delicioso" (I thought I'd throw some Spanish in there since this is a Cuban sandwich). I got this recipe from Joe's man-crush, Alton Brown. He had a sandwich episode and we made them all and loved them all.

  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 pound baked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound roast pork, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 10 thin dill pickle slices, approximately 2 whole pickles
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
Slice the bread horizontally in half, leaving 1 edge intact. Lay the bread open and spread each side with the mustard. Divide the ingredients evenly among the slices of roll. Start with the ham followed by the pork, cheese, and dill pickles. Bring the tops and bottoms together.

Heat your panini maker or sandwich press. Butter each side of the press. Place the sandwiches inside, press down and grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is flat and browned, approximately 10 minutes. If you don't have a sandwich press, you can heat 6 fireplace bricks wrapped in foil, in a 500 degrees F oven for 1 hour and then press the sandwich between them for 10 minutes. Serve warm.


Katerina said...

I don't know this could be a good thing. Thing of the excuses you have to eat everything in grilled cheese form!

tracidove said...

This looks so good! Only leave my pickle on the side.

Shellie said...

Okay I'm getting these grocery's tonight! Also where do you think I could find fireplace bricks? Home Depot? I might just buy a cheap panini press, probably the same cost as the bricks?

Lisa Kendrick said...

I've seen Paula Deen just use a heated skillet to do it. I use my George Foreman grill...don't you have one of those? Or even a sandwich maker. Those are like $5 at Target.

Lisa Kendrick said...

Oh, and here's a tip for the roast pork which I should have put on the original post. In the meat section they have pork roast with gravy that you can combine and cook in the oven. I just discarded the gravy and heated up the roast.

Shellie said...

Tonight I'm making meat loaf Chad's el Favo and roasted vegtables. Oh and guess what School was canceled today. We got 1.5 inches of snow.

Shan&Andrew said...

Lisa, I need a great Quiche recipe! Can you help me out? :)

kristen said...

so i came across shellie's blog the other day and i asked her what farkle sparkle snarful was.. she says that you and joe need to teach me how to play...

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