Cubano Sandwich

Cubano Sandwich
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The beauty of a traditional Cubano is the balance of meat, cheese, and dill pickles. This recipe from Havana Central is a careful ratio of all of three, and adds a spicy garlic mojo into the mix for an extra kick of flavor. 
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 roll cuban bread
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 6 slices dill pickles
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 ounce slow-roasted pork
  • 2 ounce sliced ham
  • 1 tablespoon garlic mojo
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the garlic and the olive oil in a small baking dish and roast for 30-45 minutes, until the oil is fragrant and the garlic is a golden brown. When the garlic-oil mixture has cooled, add it to a blender with the lime juice and salt and purée until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Slice the roll lengthwise. Spread a light coat of the mustard on both halves of bread. Add each of the ingredients in the following order: 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 3 pickles, the roast pork, the ham, 3 pickles, and the other slice of Swiss cheese. Lightly spread the garlic mojo on the outside of the bread. Place the sandwich on a press and cook until the bread is golden and slightly crispy, and the cheese is just starting to melt.