Tampa Cuban Sandwich

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Tampa Cuban Sandwich

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Tampa Cuban Sandwich

This recipe is from the "Tampa Treasures" cookbook by the Junior League of Tampa. Make sure you use Cuban style roast pork! Also makes a great game day sandwich when cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

25 min | 15 min prep SERVES 6 , 6 sandwiches

1 1/2 loaves Cuban bread
yellow mustard
mayonnaise
1/4 lb baked ham, sliced thinly
1/2 lb roast pork, sliced thinly or pulled pork
1/4 lb swiss cheese, sliced thinly
1/4 lb italian salami, slice thinly
dill pickle slices

1. Cut Cuban bread into 6 8-inch pieces.
2. Split bread lengthwise.
3. Spread mustard on six halves of the bread.
4. Spread mayonnaise on the other six halves of the bread.
5. Layer ham, pork, Swiss cheese, and salami on the mustard halves of the bread.
6. Layer pickles on top of salami; top with mayo halves of bread.
7. Can be eaten cold, but tastes better "hot pressed".
8. To press: Heat a counter top grill (like a George Foreman grill) and place sandwich between the plates.
9. Press down hard on the sandwich, squeezing the halves together tightly.
10. Grill until the bread is toasted to a light brown on the outside and the cheese is melted.
11. Alternate method: Heat a heavy pan on top of the stove on medium heat.
12. Place sandwich in p an and press down with another heavy object (a brick wrapped in foil is good).
13. Toast sandwich until light brown on one side, then turn over.
14. Replace brick on toasted side.
15. Serve with potato chips and a cold soda.

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Some Tampa joints serve it with large slice pepperoni instead of salami. Guess I am old school, I still prefer the "original" Cuban with plenty of Mojo...

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When I was in Tampa on biz trips {(McDill} I would eat at the Little Havana Sandwich Shop on Dale Mabry. Loved that place. The food was good, the two older waitresses were sassy and it was inexpensive. It wasn't the cleanest joint in the world. Then I heard the owner was in a car wreck and sold the place. Went there once under the new ownership....haven't been back.

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