This is a simple, filling and delicious sandwich. I got the recipe (with modifications) from 3 Guys from Miami.
Cuban bread (they said French bread could substitute but NOT baguette)
sliced ham (they said, ‘good ham’ – I used Black Forest)
lechon asado (roast pork)
sliced dill pickles
Now, the next ingredient is supposed to be taboo (and frowned upon in Miami):
BUT I also read somewhere that Cuban sandwiches made in Key West have mayo … so my version is the Key West version and I used mustard aioli (mayo with garlic, oregano and mustard) … so I was sort of correct .
Preheat iron griddle or pancake pan (I used the pancake pan). Grease pan lightly. Cut bread into sections (about 6 inches and then cut in half, butter cut face.
According to the three Cuban guys, make the sandwich in this order: pickles, roasted pork, ham, and cheese. And they said, be generous!
Then place the sandwich on the heated pan, then place a heavy griddle or bacon press on top of the sandwich. You really need to flatten to 1/3 of its original size. I just tried to flatten mine with a spatula.
Grill for about 3 minutes or so. Make sure not to have your heat in high so as not to burn the bread before the cheese melts.
It is really good.