Pressed Cuban Sandwich

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Danelle New
from New Bern, NC

These were common in FL, not so common here in NC. So true to form, I did my best to re-create the Midnight Sandwich/Cuban. This is the result...it's kind of a process, but worth the time!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a terrifically tasty and warm sandwich that will fill the bill for lunch OR supper! I cannot wait to serve them to company.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Sandwich Press

Ingredients

  • 6
    hoagie rolls
  • 1 lb
    pork tenderloin
  • 18 slice
    deli ham (black forest ham works well)
  • 9 slice
    dill pickle
  • 3/4 c
    shredded swiss cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter/margarine
  • 6 Tbsp
    mayonnaise
  • 6 tsp
    yellow mustard
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How To Make

  • 1
    Roast the tenderloin, as directed. (usually 20 min per pound @ 375*), let it rest 10-15 minutes. Slice fairly thin, against the grain.
  • 2
    Split Hoagies and spread mayonnaise on the inside of both rolls. Put mustard on the inside of top roll.
  • 3
    Now assemble the swiss cheese on the bottom, then a layer of roasted pork, 3 slices of ham (folded to fit), 1 1/2 slices pickle, and then the top of hoagie.
  • 4
    Heat skillet to medium, or use a George Foreman (works very well). Spread outside of sandwich with butter or margarine, then grill until golden brown. If using a skillet, press sandwich with a spatula, then flip and press again.
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