Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich Recipe
This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!
Hoagie rolls are stuffed with sliced ham, turkey and Swiss cheese, then grilled in a skillet until the cheese is melted.
This is a good version of the Cuban as we know it but not the original, love all the different versions. Pork is spicy roasted, ham is also fresh not processed, good swiss cheese, dill pickles,cover the sandwich along with the mustard sauce.Cuban bread crispy on outside soft inside, heat on both sides, press with spatcular.do not melt cheese. This is from my brother- in-law, who is from cuba.
This is an awesome sandwich! But now that I know the calorie count, I'll be making it less often! The pickles are brilliant.
This was good, similar in flavor to a ham'n'cheese with a twist, to my taste. However, my better half really liked it! I had to improvise with the griddle/skillet thing, and I do say that 8 minutes (4 min. a side) was a bit too long- it got a little too *carbonized*. If your pan is hot as it should be, 3 minutes is plenty!
These were a hit at my last party! I accidentally used bread&butter pickles...also couldn't find the sweet rolls so I got the large loaf of cuban bread. Pressed them in a panini...mmmmmmm!
I am addicted to this sandwich as made at a Cuban bakery in Glendale, CA. and I have to say that this is close to town in flavors, BUT it is missing the garlic! I always smash a garlic and rub it on the cut side of the bread before spreading the mayo and mustard, and then follow the rest of the recipe as indicated -now that is a WOW of a Cuban sandwich! The reason for the added garlic flavor is that "traditional Cuban roasted pork" is loaded with garlic and that is the special flavor to this sandwich that you will not find in regular store bought sliced roasted pork. Try this trick to see the difference - Otherwise, this is a winner of a sandwich!
NO ORIGINAL CUBAN SANDWICH, MEDIA NOCHE, CROQUETA PREPARADA, FRITAS, ANY INCLUDE MAYONNAISE. MAYONNAISE IS A LATE COMER AND UNNECESSARY ADDITION TO A DELICIOUS CUBAN ORIGINAL. EVERYTHING ELSE IS MUST, BUT DROP THE MAYO PLEASE, IT KILLS THE BLEND.