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Traditional Cuban Sandwich

1 loaf Cuban bread*
Prepared yellow mustard
1/2 pound baked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound roast pork, thinly sliced
8 thin dill pickle slices
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

*Italian or French bread may be substituted.

Slice the bread horizontally to open. Spread a thin layer of mustard on top and bottom halves of bread. Arrange ham, pork, pickle slices, and Swiss cheese evenly over the bread. Cover the sandwiches with the top halves of the bread. Cut into 4 sandwiches.

Sandwich Press: Grill sandwiches in a hot buttered sandwich press until flat, bread is browned, and cheese has melted. Remove from heat; cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.

Waffle Iron: Turn over metal plates to the flat surface. Place sandwich in hot buttered waffle iron, close cover, and grill for 3 minutes on each side.

Griddle: Place sandwich on a hot griddle, and position a heavy iron skillet or bacon press on top of the sandwich. Flatten the sandwich to about 1/4 of it original size. Grill the sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

George Foreman Grill: May also be used.

Makes 4 servings.

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Comment by Eve on June 22, 2009 at 9:06am
Another way to press a sandwich is; wrap a brick in foil. Place the wrapped brick on top of the sandwich. Remove brick to flip sandwich. Replace brick until cheese melted and bread browned. No need to purchase more appliances!

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