Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cuban Midnight Sandwich...

The medianoche earns its name from the time that it was typically eaten. After a night of dancing, the medianoche is a perfect way to stave off hunger. We're not dancers and we didn't eat this at midnight, but it was still wonderful!!! I couldn't believe even my kids loved it!!!


1 cup mayo

5 Tbs. Italian dressing

4 Tbs. mustard

3 thin slices of ham

3 thin slices roast pork hot or cold (I used leftover pernil)

3 thin slices of Swiss cheese

3 or 4 slices of pickles

1/3 cut Cuban bread (sweet yellow bread) or a substitute bread

In small bowl, mix together mayo and Italian dressing. Slice the bread open face so that both halves are still barely connected. Spread mixture on your rolls and then spread mustard on both halves. Add the ham, and then the roasted pork. Add your Swiss cheese and then a few pickle slices. Make sure to rub your sandwich press with a little Olive oil, or brush some soft butter on the outside of the bread. Place the sandwich in a sandwich press and press down until the cheese is melted and the bread is slightly hard to the touch. (Really watch this - my sandwich kept slipping apart! Maybe I had too much mayo and mustard?!) When finished, slice the sandwich diagonally across the middle so that you have two triangle shaped wedges. Enjoy!

* Mayo and Italian Dressing is not the traditional Cuban sandwich, but it was a really nice change!


Anonymous said...

Aside from the pickles, these look delicous. I really must get around to buying a sandwich press!

Kathy said...

MC - I'm not a pickle fan either, but I really think it's a "must-have" for this sandwich! It really was great! Thanks for stopping by!!! :o)

Rachel said...

I would LOVE one of these for lunch today!!! If only I had the energy to take both kids out to the grocery store to buy the ingredients!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

i have never seen anything like this and it looks and sounds so scrumptious! What a winner!

Mary said...

I haven't had one of these in a very long time. Today, for lunch will be the way I remedy that.

the ungourmet said...

I love anything pickled! Well, except for eggs maybe...that sound kind of gross actually.

I love this sandwich. The bread sounds yummy!

Kathy said...

Thanks ladies! Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!!! :o)

Katy ~ said...

Love pickles in a sandwich! We also ask for more pickles!

Sandwich sounds like something we'd really enjoy.

teresa said...

Mmmm, this is a perfect thing to eat after dancing the night away! Love it!

Heidi said...

I made a version of this sandwhich a while back and it was awesome!

Monica H said...

We loved our sandwiches too. I think it's funny we made our sandwiches the same weekend.

They were so filling. I'm not big on warm pickles in sandwiches, but I think the tang of the pickles cuts through the richness of the pork and cheese.

These are delicious. Yours look great!