Sunday 31 August 2008

Recipe - Cuban-esque hot sandwich

This was my first try with my new sandwich press and it turned out quite nice.

The flavours reminded me a bit of the sandwiches I had in Havana. Although they used roasted pork quite a lot. Since I didn't have any leftover pork I used some Parma ham instead. You take what you have and so on.

Hot sandwiches are awesome, you can freestyle them to your hearts content. I'm sure some of my future, and perhaps this one, combinations will make some of you wonder about my sanity and taste. ;)


Good quality Italian or French bread, for example ciabatta
Strong mustard
Parma ham
Smoked ham
Cheese, I used Jarlsberg
Pickled gherkin, thinly sliced
Start by heating the sandwich press/grill.

While the press/grill is heating slice the bread in half, lengthwise.

Spread the upper and lower half of bread with liberal amounts of the mustard. Put the Parma ham on the lower half, top with the smoked ham and the cheese. Finish off with the gherkin slices and the top half of the bread.

When the press/grill is hot enough put in the bread. Be patient and let it be in there until the bread is nicely browned and the cheese have melted.

Remove from the press/grill, slice in half crosswise and put the sandwich on a plate.



  1. Hey! I had Cuban-esque sandwiches too!

  2. Hi there,

    Just had a look at your blog and I found the post. Looks very nice. I think I'll have to try your recipe for "Cubanesque Crock Pot Pork". It sounds very nice.

    // Mike

  3. Your sandwhich looks really good!

  4. Trish: Many thanks, it did taste quite nice. Even if I say so myself. ;)


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