Cubano Sandwich
You can use any type of bread you want for your Cuban (focaccia, baguette, potato roll..) just make sure it is soft enough to flatten out when pressed in a grill. I decided to give a shot to making a traditional Cuban bread with lard. The bread recipe came from King Arthur Flour.
  • Pan Cubano rolls, sliced in half (see recipe at bottom of post)
  • 6 thick slices oven roasted pork shoulder (see recipe at bottom of post)
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 12 slices good dill pickles
  • 12 slices good swiss cheese
  • Yellow mustard to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Soft butter
  1. Slather yellow mustard inside top and bottom half of each roll, then layer each with 1 slice pork shoulder, 2 slices ham, 2 slices pickle, 2 slices cheese and season with salt and pepper. Put sandwich together and brush top and bottom of sandwich with soft butter.
  2. Press in hot panini press or hot cast iron pan (using another heavy pot on top to press sandwich down). Press and cook until cheese is melted and bread is golden. Serve immediately.
  3. Serves 6
Recipe by Seasons in Vermont at