A Cuban Sandwich (Leftover Delight)

01 Jan
Cuban Panini

Cuban Sandwich

Many years ago I stumbled upon a cuban deli and enjoyed their lovely sandwiches many times a week. I had long forgotten them until lately. With all this leftover ham on hand I needed to find ways to re-purpose it. I was trying to explain to Mark the simplicity of a cuban sandwich and the flavors it packed. Then I thought, shoot it’s just easier to make them for us. And that’s exactly what I did. Well actually Mark made them, I just gathered all the ingredients and supervised.


  • thinly sliced cooked ham (leftovers)
  • dill pickles, we used stackables
  • stone ground mustard
  • sliced Swiss cheese
  • freshly baked hard rolls, (ours were from Wal-Mart’s bakery)
  • Olive Oil

Heat up your Panini press on sear. Apply a good amount of mustard on the insides of the hard rolls. Assemble the sandwich with slices of ham, pickles and cheese. Once the sandwich is assembled brush the outside of the bread with Olive Oil, place in the Panini press and sear until lightly browned.



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