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Cuban sandwich-my first homemade attempt...

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    ...was AWESOME! :)

    YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!
     
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    This thread worthless without a Recipe! ;b ;a ;b
     

  3. The Pontificator

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    Recipe sent via PM.
     
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    Well, don't share with the rest of us! ^9 ;n
     
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    Glockerel Got Mojo?

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    I just made them last night. Best thing to do with leftover pork roast. I brought two in for my employees. They are gonna freak.
     
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    We are still WAITING for the recipe............;f
     
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    How about the rest of us?

    Your food forum number could be suspended for this infraction!
     
  8. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    The classic "Cuban Sandwich" is nothing more than roast pork, ham, swiss, and dill pickle slices on a length of soft bread (generic "French" bread is a good choice). spread Dijon-style mustard inside and brush the outside of the bread with butter or margerine.

    Into the George Foreman it goes. I put a weight on top of the lid to flatten the sandwich (a brick wrapped in foil).

    Sandwish is toasted-crunchy on outside and gooey on the inside.

    That's all there is to it.
     
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    correcto.


    But mustard is optional and most lonchereias in miami will not serve mustard on a classic cubano. The key to making this type is the pressing and grilling of the sandwich.

    You gotta doit right.
     
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    Sounds great! I don't bother making them at home because they are so plentiful here. Noway is right in that most places here don't lather on the mustard, and it actually is quite rare. What is also good is a Media Noche, which is a little sweeter and on a softer bread. I don't know if it be easy to make though unless you can get a hold of the right bread. Here there are tons of Cuban and Latin bakeries that bake bread all day long, so YMMV. Here's a cool site to check out:

    http://icuban.com/food/cuban_sandwich.html

    For recipies and commentary. Actually, if you are interested in any Cuban food go check out the large recipe section. ;c
     
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    Yeah Media noche are gerat. A place over on 17th ave/Miami ( Mia's cafeteria ) makes them pretty good. The sweet ham and pork combo is fantastic.
     
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    Ponti's been too busy cooking up a storm to check back here... :cool: ;f
     
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    Dang! You guys are making me hungry. Wish I could leave work to go get me a cubano with some cafe con leche.

    I know what's for dinner at the compound tonight!
     
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    {Dang! You guys are making me hungry. Wish I could leave work to go get me a cubano with some cafe con leche.}

    If you live in Coconut creek, try the sandwich place downtown FT.ldr across from broward blvd +andrew (iirc) and the libaray and the dunkin donuts place. They have a prety good cuban sandwich.

    Also a few places down on sample road in carol springs just before university has a few latino eateries that offers a few good sandwiches.

    As far as cafe con leche, make your own or goto miami's 8th street or just about anywhere in the city and stop and get window services at any of the lonchereias. 1 cup of boiled real milk with 1 cup of espresso is what I use most of the time. One of my all time favorite places for cafe con leche is off 20th st near the goodwill facitites. Very nice cafe.;f
     
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    I just had one at my hospital cafeteria. It was a few slices of salami or ham covered with white american cheese, with pulled pork on top. All placed on a white bread hoagie with no grilling. Sounds like there were a few steps missing!!
     
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    Can anyone recommend a place somewhere in Pinelas County for a Cubano Sandwich? I'll be here for the next 5 to 10 days waiting for my house to get read up in New Port Richey.