Medianoche (Classic Cuban Midnight Sandwich)

    Medianoche (Classic Cuban Midnight Sandwich)


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    About this recipe: This is a famous sandwich straight from Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Medianoche is typically made with an egg bread roll, similar to challah, but if you can't find these rolls a regular white roll will suffice!

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 white baps or rolls
    • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons prepared mustard
    • 450g thinly sliced cooked ham
    • 450g thinly sliced fully cooked pork
    • 450g sliced cheese, such as Gruyere or mild Cheddar
    • 200g sliced gherkins
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Split the sandwich rolls in half, and spread mustard and mayonnaise liberally onto the cut sides. On each sandwich, place and equal amount of cheese, ham and pork in exactly that order. Place a few gherkins onto each one, and put the top of the roll onto the sandwich. Brush the tops with melted butter.
    2. Press each sandwich in a panini press heated to medium-high heat. If a panini press is not available, use a large frying pan over medium-high heat, and press the sandwiches down using a sturdy plate or frying pan. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, keeping sandwiches pressed. If using a frying pan, flip them once for even browning. Slice diagonally and serve hot.

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