Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cuban Sandwiches

The Cuban sandwiches turned out well.  I've been trying to simplify some of my menu items (less work for me!), and I've seen quite a few other menu planners suggesting stuff like sandwiches.

Cuban sandwiches were the perfect fit this week since I was going to have pork loin already and then Black Forest Ham was on sale at SunHarvest. 

I did have to make my own bread though since as anyone who's tried shopping for commercially made bread without Dairy or Soy in it can tell's not easy to find.  I find that pretty ridiculous considering that many many classic bread recipes don't involve dairy and they most certainly don't involve soy anything.  I used this French Bread Roll recipe.  I substituted AP flour for the bread flour and divided it into 8 large sandwich rolls.  Not quite like true French bread but a very tasty sandwich roll.

I feel a little silly writing a sandwich recipe out, but here goes anyway. 

Cuban Sandwiches (serves 4)
1/4 lb pork loin, thinly sliced
4 slices Black Forest Ham
Pickles (I used bread & butter but dill is cool too)
Dijon mustard
4 sandwich rolls, sliced
cheese (opt)*

* Most Cuban sandwiches I have had involve Swiss cheese.  DH had muenster on his, and I had some goat milk cheddar.  The kids ate theirs w/o cheese.

Spread Dijon on both sides of the sliced roll.  Layer on a few slices of pork loin, a slice or two of ham, several pickles, and top with cheese if desired.  Toast open faced for a few minutes to melt cheese & warm the rest of the contents. 

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