Pressed Cuban Sandwiches

Pressed Cuban Sandwiches Recipe
Charles E. Walton IV
A traditional Cuban sandwich packs roast pork and thinly sliced ham. We've switched it up a bit, subbing in leftover ham and turkey. For best results, use two cast-iron skillets or a sandwich press.

Good, solid recipe


Makes 2 sandwiches

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


2 soft Portuguese rolls or soft French sandwich rolls, sliced lengthwise
Prepared mustard, to taste
1 large dill pickle, thinly sliced lengthwise
4 ounces roast turkey, sliced
4 ounces ham, thinly sliced
3 ounces sliced Swiss or provolone cheese
Butter, softened


1. Spread each roll with mustard. Arrange half of pickle, turkey, ham, and cheese slices on each roll; press together gently. Spread outsides of rolls with butter.

2. Place sandwiches in cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Put second skillet directly on sandwiches. Press down, and grill 5 to 10 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and sandwich is flattened and browned.


Judy Lockhart,

November 2005
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