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karens' cuban sandwich

Recipe by
Karen Sanders

I made this sandwich for Culinary Quest 2019, Cuba Region. Shredded cilantro/coriander might sound like an unusual addition, but my husband loves it and it was actually rather nice! Please feel free to add additional seasonings if you prefer it that way

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 8 Min
method Sandwich Press

Ingredients For karens' cuban sandwich

  • 1
    cuban ( or french ) loaf
  • 4 slice
  • 4 slice
    smoked chicken
  • 4 slice
    swiss cheese
  • 4
    dill pickles
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6 sprig
    cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 glug
    olive oil if desired
  • salt and pepper if desired

How To Make karens' cuban sandwich

  • 1
    I find it easier to lay out all the 'fixings" before I start.
  • 2
    Slice open your loaf longways
  • 3
    Spread both halves with mayonnaise, and one half with mustard
  • 4
    Start layering, I started with ham, then the smoked chicken, then the cheese
  • 5
    Top this with your dill pickles ( sliced), tomato ( sliced).
  • 6
    Take your fresh coriander (stems removed) and layer it on your pickle and tomato.
  • 7
    Place the remaining half loaf on top and press it down firmly.
  • 8
    You could, of course, eat it like this, but to make it cuban-style, place it in a panini press, if you have one. Since I don't, I lightly greased a frying pan with olive oil, carefully laid my sandwich on it, and pressed it down with the help of a heavy frying pan. With the heat on med-high, I gave it four minutes, and then very carefully repeated the process for the other side.
  • 9
    Slice your sandwich in half, and enjoy!!!! I did not add salt and pepper since I don't care for it, but if you like it, please feel free :)

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