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Sandwich Cubano

One 6- to 8-inch loaf Cuban, French, or Italian bread
Butter for the bread
Several thin slices Lechon Asado or other roast pork
Several thin slices ham
Several slices Swiss cheese
Sliced dill pickles
1 tablespoon butter if needed


Cut the bread in half the long way and butter it. Layer with pork, ham, cheese, and pickles. Spread with mustard. Top with the other half of the bread and squash the sandwich with your hand. Use a sandwich press or put 1 tablespoon butter in a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. When it melts, add the sandwich and weight it with a plate and something heavya filled teakettle, a big rock, some cans, whatever. You really want to squash the sandwich. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until lightly browned, then turn and brown the other side. Lower the heat if necessary so the cheese melts before the bread becomes too browned. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve.

Source: www.epicurious.com