Serves: 8

Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Serves: 8

Ingredients


1 loaf Cuban bread, sliced lengthwise
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons yellow mustard, or to taste
11/2 pounds boiled ham, sliced
11/2 pounds roasted pork, sliced
1 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
1 cup dill pickle chips, or to taste

Directions:


ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICH
Spread 2 tablespoons of the butter on one half of the bread loaf
and a thin layer of mustard on the other. Place 1 to 2 layers of
ham, pork, cheese, and, finally, pickles on the buttered bread
and top with the mustard-spread bread.
WRAP THE SANDWICH IN FOIL
Smear the remaining butter all over the outside of the sandwich
and wrap it completely in aluminum foil.
PRESS AND GRILL THE SANDWICH
Heat your grill to high (550F) and close the lid. Wait at least
15 minutes before lowering the heat to medium-high (450F) and
continuing.
Before grilling the sandwich, press down on it with your hands to
flatten it. Place the wrapped, flattened sandwich on the grill
and top with a brick, grill press, or any other heavy, heat-
resistant object. Close the lid and grill for 5 to 6 minutes per
side.
Remove the wrapped sandwich from the grill and take off the foil.
Return the sandwich to the grill and grill for about 2 to 3
minutes per side, or until both pieces of bread are crispy and
golden brown.
SLICE AND SERVE
Remove the sandwich from the grill and cut at an angle into small
sandwich wedges (triangles). Place on a large platter and serve
while still hot.

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Photos By: LOURDES CASTRO
Photo By: LOURDES CASTRO

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