Nif’s Cuban Sandwich

READY IN: 25mins


  • 1loafFrench bread
  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • yellow mustard, to taste
  • 8slicesham
  • 8slicesswiss cheese
  • 8pickles, slices(we used spicy dill)
  • half English cucumber, sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1tablespoonolive oil

  • Cut French loaf lengthwise.
  • Spread butter on top and bottom. Generously add mustard, don’t be shy!
  • Layer ham, cheese, pickles and cucumber. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put top on the sandwich and cut into 3 or 4 equal pieces.
  • Heat pan to medium-high temperature.
  • Baste top of one section with olive oil and place oiled side down in pan. Baste other side with olive oil.
  • OR Heat sandwich press or plancha to medium-high. Only use the flat side, no grooves on this sandwich! Close until toasted and cheese is melted!
  • For pan – Place heavy item on top of sandwich – I used 2 nested pots. Toast for 5 minutes.
  • Turn sandwich over and toast for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down and put a lid on the pan to finish the melting. I can see how a sandwich press might do a better job because it’s not easy to heat through if you have too many layers.
  • Cut each sandwich diagonally and enjoy!
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