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Eating my ‘sandwiche cubano’ right now, very delicious!
This sounds absolutely wonderful. I’ve made Cubano sandwiches at home. I was also lucky enough to have one in Havana 3 years ago when a friend & I took a cruise down there. The bread was to die for. As was the sandwich. I just cut up a huge pork roast. I can see a Cubano in our future, soon.
I have left over porchetta pork shoulder which was cooked to to a slice able roast,how about breaking out the meat slicer using that? How thick should it be sliced? Same as ham?
Hello! Your leftover porchetta would be wonderful in this, even though it’s not authentic. If you look at the photos of the sliced Cubano, you can see how the pork roast is sliced–it’s on the thick side. But if you have a meat slice, perhaps play around with a couple different thicknesses and see what you like best.
I lived in Tampa for 6 years and had it all the ways you described. It’s all good. The foil knocks down the messiness with cheese, butter, and mustard going all over so it’s easier to clean the press later. Chicken MOJO? No, just don’t bother. It’s MOJO chicken, and probably really tasty, but not a cubano. I don’t recall ever seeing it even offered on menus and you have been talked about if you ever asked. Best advice if in Florida, tell them to make it the way they’d eat it. You’ll get all the variations.
Ciabatta rolls works great for Cubans, too, and they are readily available.
It’s not a Cuban sandwich then. It’s a just a pork sandwich.
Julie, true…but on ciabatta it’s a very tasty Cuban-style pork sandwich! I think modifications are totally okay as long as you’re not schilling bologna on Wonder bread and claiming it’s a Cubano.
We just visited Tampa last month and had fun sampling Cubanos from several different restaurants. It was hard to pick a favorite!
I grew up in St. Pete/Tampa and ate Cuban sandwiches regularly from many places including with my Cuban friends. I am 50 years old, and I saw salami on a Cuban for the first time in the past couple of years (at a private Country Club). It isn’t all that common, but if I had to vote Team Miami all the way.
I’m with you! Salami makes it too salty IMO.
South Floridian here! I am picky about my Cuban sandwiches. I can’t consider other versions as a Cuban sandwich if it’s not the traditional or made authentic. It’s not the same ♀️