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Pressed Cuban Sandwiches

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.

MyRecipes NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time: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.


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