This is a simple and fun sandwich that we love making! I never really knew the history behind the Cuban sandwich until writing this recipe down and doing some research. It’s always a hit in our house and our version is really simple to put together. We hope you love it as much as we do!
From wikipedia: A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Key West and Ybor City, Tampa, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami, where it is also still very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and salami on Cuban bread. The later variation of the sandwich that emerged in Miami excludes salami.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 loaf French bread
12 slices of ham
8 slices of Swiss cheese
baby spring mix
2 tbsp melted butter
Preheat a 12″ pan or a cast iron griddle pan over low-medium heat.
Cut the French bread loaf into 4 equal sections. Then cut each section in half lengthwise to create top and bottom pieces for your sandwiches.
Layer your sandwiches accordingly from bottom to top: Bottom bread piece, mustard (spread evenly across entire bottom bread piece), 3 slices of ham, pickles, 2 slices of Swiss cheese, baby spring mix, and top bread piece.
Brush melted butter on the outside of the sandwich on both the top and bottom piece of bread. Place on pan/griddle and press with either your hand, a grill press, or another pan. Toast until golden brown on one side, flip, and repeat for the other side.
Remove once both sides are golden brown and serve!