The Cuban Sandwich is a favorite of the Hispanic community in Miami. Known also as Media Noche (midnight), it is a satisfying fortifier in the wee hours, after an evening of dancing and music. It also makes a satisfying hearty supper.
1 Cuban* or submarine roll
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 ounce thinly sliced roast pork
1 slice Swiss cheese
1 ounce thinly sliced ham
1 pickle (dill or bread and butter), sliced
- For each sandwich, split roll in half lengthwise; spread roll halves with mustard. Layer sandwich with roast pork, Swiss cheese and ham; add sliced pickles and close sandwich.
- Lightly butter outside surface of roll and grill on a hot griddle until lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Or place buttered sandwich on baking pan in 400°F (205°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly toasted.
Makes 1 serving.
*Soft egg-rich roll available from Cuban bakeries.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories 570 calories Protein 32 grams Fat 14 grams Sodium 2860 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 7 grams Carbohydrates 78 grams Fiber 5 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.