Friday, March 04, 2011


The sandwiches have a submarine-style layering of ham, roast meat, cheese, and pickle between a sliced length of Cuban bread.The key to a great, versus a good, Cuban Sandwich lies in the grilling. A great Cuban sandwich is grilled in a sandwich press (called a plancha) until the ham, meat, and pickles have warmed in their own steam. These sandwiches use no mayonnaise, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, or tomatoes; however, butter and mustard are optional. Cuban sandwiches are sold hot (pressed) or cold (room temperature).

The traditional Cuban sandwich can be prepared by following the given recipe. The basic requirements for this sandwich are as follows;

Cuban Sandwich

1 loaf Cuban bread*- I used baguette
Prepared yellow mustard
1/2 pound baked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound meat, thinly sliced
8 thin dill pickle slices
1/2 pound cheese, thinly sliced
* Italian or French bread may be substituted.
Slice the bread horizontally to open. Spread a thin layer of mustard on top and bottom halves of bread. Arrange ham, meat, pickle slices, and  cheese evenly over the bread. Cover the sandwiches with the top halves of the bread. Cut into 4 sandwiches.
Sandwich Press:  Grill sandwiches in a hot buttered sandwich press until flat, bread is browned, and cheese has melted. Remove from heat; cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.
Waffle Iron: Turn over metal plates to the flat surface. Place sandwich in hot buttered waffle iron, close cover, and grill for 3 minutes on each side.
Griddle:  Place sandwich on a hot griddle, and position a heavy iron skillet or bacon press on top of the sandwich. Flatten the sandwich to about 1/4 of it original size. Grill the sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Sandwich ini menggunakan roti khas yang dinamakan Cuban Loaf, rasanya memang tidak ada di sini. Rotinya seakan-akan French Loaf /Baguatte. Saya nebggunakan roti ini sahaja. Yang penting tentang sandwich ini ialah penggunaan daging panggang, ham dan keju. Roti yang diisi bahan-bahan ini akan di panggang seketika sehingga keju cair. Memang sedap, saya bakar aje sandwich ini sehingga keju cair. Sedap dimakan panas-panas dan sesuai disertakan dengan acar karot atau pun timun.


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