To whoever invented the Cuban sandwich: I am forever grateful. No visit to my parents’ Florida home would be complete without at least one of these miraculous creations.
There is something truly remarkable about the way that six ingredients—roast pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and Cuban bread— come together in a perfect union of dynamic flavors. The bread is a big part of what makes a Cuban sandwich (a.k.a. Cubano) so special. Cuban bread is similar to a French baguette but with sugar and butter (or lard) in the dough, which make the bread softer, sweeter, and richer tasting.
My trips to the sunshine state are limited, so I recently turned to the grill in search of a fix for my Cuban sandwich habit. While not 100% authentic, using smoked pork loin instead of roast pork resulted in a sandwich that is even more addictive!Free Barbecue News magazine every month to members of our Pitmaster Club. Click here for a free 30 day trial. No credit card needed. No spam. Click here to Be Amazing!
Serve with: A mojito
Published On: 8/1/2018 Last Modified: 3/30/2021
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