Friday, March 03, 2006
The Cuban Sandwich
It seems like you should have something really tasty on Fat Tuesday. Something a little over the top. This sandwich fits the bill. A Cubano is a classic, pressed Cuban sandwich filled with sliced pork, ham, swiss cheese, onions, pickles and tomatoes. A garlic mayonnaise serves as the spread. The recipe comes from a favorite cookbook, Bruce Aidells' Complete Meat, as a suggestion for using roast pork leftovers. The roll gets crunchy when it is pressed and toasted and everything melts together inside. This is not a mile-high sandwich. There is a thin layer of each ingredient, so that it can be flattened. But these thin layers will come together make your tastebuds very, very happy. It is a great sandwich.