Cuban sandwiches (Cubanos or "sandwich mixto") are marvelous things consisting of roast pork, ham, salami (sometimes), dill pickles, Swiss cheese, and yellow ballpark mustard. It's built on a bread similar to Italian and then grilled. In this case, I used Dijon mustard instead of ball-park and Spanish Mahon instead of Swiss, but it's the pork marinated in citrus juice that makes this sandwich particularly distinctive.
- Gather the ingredients.
- Slice bread in half lengthwise and then in half horizontally. Butter outside faces.
- Spread mustard on inside faces and layer each sandwich with 1/2 of remaining ingredients.
- Place sandwiches in a large skillet or griddle, lay a cake pan or baking sheet on top and weigh it down to flatten sandwiches.
- Set stove to medium low and cook until bottom is well-browned and crisp - about 6 minutes. Turn sandwiches over, restore weight, and cook another 3-4 minutes. Serve.
Note: Instead of a frying pan or griddle, I use my grill pan which I preheat over medium heat until hot. This is non-traditional, but I like it.