Food Memory-Cubano Sandwich :)

Food Memory Lane-Cubano Sandwich

It just takes one!  One bite of a food and we can be transported to a time where we last enjoyed that food or didn’t…  This recently happened to me with a Cubano Sandwich, a great memory!

That one bite brought me to a few years back where several Chefs and I were working a long day, and we were starving. Chef Mark put together this sandwich.  Did he call it a Cuban or a Cubano?  I guess with something that good, the name doesn’t matter… We’re all strategizing the evenings event, eating this sandwich quickly, yet enjoying every bite that just exploded with flavor. That Cubano Sandwich and the camaraderie became something that I looked forward to during our long event days and still brings back great memories. 

Cuban or Cubano sandwiches can vary a bit, make it your own, enjoy the memories with it!

Have a great day!

-Angie Volta


Angie’s Cubano Sandwich 

Makes 4 good-size sandwiches

1 loaf Cuban or Ciabatta bread

8 slices oven roasted pork

8 slices Virginia Ham

8 slices Genoa Salami

8 slices dill pickles

8 slices Swiss cheese

8 tsp mustard

2 Tbsp butter, melted

Garlic salt

  1. Slice ciabatta in 4, then half.  Spread half of your mustard on the inside slice. 
  2. For each sandwich start with a slice of cheese on the bottom and then rotate the layers with meat, half way-add remaining mustard, finish with meat, pickles & cheese and bread.  Press the sandwich down before cooking.
  3. Baste the outside of the sandwich with butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt.

Cooking options:

  • A panini press
  • A George Foreman Grill (works awesome)
  • A large cast iron skillet and top with another heavy skillet and heavy weight like cans of tomatoes