Truth be told, sandwiches are probably my favorite food. (Don’t tell pizza I said that.) They’re so versatile: they’re great for any meal of the day, hot or cold, no dishes, portable, the list goes on. If you had a chance to see the new movie, Chef, by Jon Favreau, then you know exactly why I needed to make some Cubano Sandwiches asap. In the movie, a father and son re-build their relationship aboard a food truck doling out Cubanos from coast to coast. I was dying of jealousy (and hunger) the entire time… both times I saw it.
I am not an expert in Cubanos, unfortunately, but I can tell you that these sandwiches are incredible. What are they exactly? Tender, thinly sliced, marinated pork roast along with sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, and yellow mustard piled between buttery golden toasted buns. Spectacular. In a perfect world we would use authentic Cuban bread, but it is not widely available in this area, so I used an Italian-style loaf and it worked wonderfully. You could also use hoagie rolls or another type of loaf bread, just look for something a little bit wider than French bread.