I miss a good deli. Sure there are sandwich chains in our area, but they aren’t the same. I miss bread that can stand on its own, quality meat off the frame, and bold flavors. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make sandwiches part of our dinner rotation. The first sandwich was easy to pick, because there was still some pork loin in the fridge. Here is my version of a Cuban Sandwich!
My Cuban Sandwich
Makes 2 Servings
Cast Iron Pan
1) Cut four slices of a cast iron pan, place in a hot pan.
2) Season pork with oregano, paprika, cumin, and a touch of salt.
3) Once both sides of the pork are seared, pour about 4-6 oz of wine into the pan and let it finish cooking.
4) Begin heating the grill pan.
5) Layer the bread as bottom bread, slice of pork, 4 slices of ham, 4 pickle slices, 2 slices provolone cheese, and then mustard on the top slice of bread.
6) Place the sandwiches on the grill pan. Press using down using the cast iron pan that you cooked the pork in.
7) Use the spatula to flip the sandwiches, press again, and wait for the cheese to be melted and the bread toasted.
8) Cut in half and serve warm! Peaches make a good side fruit for this meal.