Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Recipe by Bonnie G 2
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Assemble the sandwich.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of the butter on one half of the bread loaf and a thin layer of mustard on the other. Place 1 to 2 layers of ham, pork, cheese, and, finally, pickles on the buttered bread and top with the mustard-spread bread.
  • Wrap the sandwich in foil.
  • Smear the remaining butter all over the outside of the sandwich and wrap it completely in aluminum foil.
  • Press and grill the sandwich.
  • Heat your grill to high (550°F) and close the lid. Wait at least 15 minutes before lowering the heat to medium-high (450°F) and continuing.
  • Before grilling the sandwich, press down on it with your hands to flatten it. Place the wrapped, flattened sandwich on the grill and top with a brick, grill press, or any other heavy, heat-resistant object. Close the lid and grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Remove the wrapped sandwich from the grill and take off the foil. Return the sandwich to the grill and grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until both pieces of bread are crispy and golden brown.
  • Slice and serve.
  • Remove the sandwich from the grill and cut at an angle into small sandwich wedges (triangles). Place on a large platter and serve while still hot.
  • NOTES:
  • The loaf sandwich can be prepared and wrapped in foil a few hours in advance. Press and grill right before serving.
  • Instead of plan mustard I like to mix mustard, mayonnaise and some cayenne pepper together to give it a little more flavor.
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