cubano sandos

A few weeks ago I was out to dinner, drinks and a movie with my girlfriends and I had a cubano sandwich. It was so tasty that I have been craving one ever since so I decided to make one at home.
Want to make one too?
Sandwich roll, a sweeter style bread is preferable
Swiss cheese was on the original, but I only had mozzarella and it was just as good
dill pickles
sliced ham
sliced turkey
bacon, pre-cooked
Get out the pickles, the sandwich sliced ones are handy, but you can easily slice your own.
Mmm, bacon. I like to bake mine off in the oven. If you want to do it this way, line a cookie sheet with tin foil then place cooling wracks on them and lay out the bacon. It makes for easy clean up and flat bacon. Just don’t do what I did and spill the grease out as you take it from the oven.
I was SO glad nobody was underfoot at that point last night!
Spread mustard on the rolls and lay out pickles, cheese, bacon, and deli slices.
It’s looking good, but there is one more step before you dig in!
Place the sandwich on the griddle or frying pan with some cooking spray then place a frying pan on top in order to smoosh and weigh it all down.
Let it get all ooey-gooey good and warm. Flip once so that both sides get toasty.
look at all that melty cheese! And there you go, your very own cubano-sando. Cut in half and serve with some slaw or other creamy veg. I only had some mango around so I sliced that up and it went nicely on the side.
cubano sando

7 Comments cubano sandos

  1. Rick August 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nessie that looks yummy! I’m thinking that sandwich along with a fresh giant bag of Ruffles chips and I’d be happy for a week 🙂

  2. Ani August 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    My goodness! You have succeeded in making my tummy growl.

  3. keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia August 11, 2011 at 2:44 am

    okay, i’m dying. as soon as i get off of this dairy-free deal, this will be one of my first meals. i want to lick my screen. or just come visit and have YOU make them for me. 😉

  4. Kathleen August 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    holy moly, mama…
    *mouth watering*


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