• Prep Time
    10 Mins
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  • Total Time
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    Alex Garcia's Cubano

    Alex Garcia’s Cuban sandwich is technically a Medianoche, literally translated to “midnight," and a type of Cuban sandwich that originated in Havana, Cuba. Served in many Cuban communities, it is named because of the sandwich’s popularity as a staple served in Havana’s night clubs right around or after midnight. Just like the traditional Cubano sandwich, the sandwich consists of roast pork, ham, mustard, swiss cheese, and dill pickles – the difference lies in the sweeter egg bread it is served on, similar to Challah.

    Chef Alex Garcia is known as one of the creators of the Nuevo Latino cooking movement, and Calle OchoBabalu, and Copacabana, as well as the recently opened A.G. Kitchen on New York's Upper West Side.


    Ingredients
    4
    eight inch pieces of Cuban bread or French baguette
    8
    ounces
    roasted pork from shoulder or leg (thinly sliced)
    8
    ounces
    thinly sliced ham
    4
    ounces
    thinly sliced Swiss cheese
    2
    pickles thinly sliced lengthwise
    4
    tablespoons
    mustard
    6
    ounces
    butter
    Directions
    Slice all the bread lengthwise. Divide meat and cheese equally.
    Assemble sandwich by placing roasted pork, ham and cheese on top of one half of the bread. Place pickle slices on top.
    Spread one tablespoon mustard, per sandwich, on the inside of the other half of the bread. Place the top of the bread over the sandwich, to close. Spread butter on the outside of the top and bottom of the sandwich.
    Cook in a very hot cast-iron griddle, or electric flat top, until heated through and golden brown on the outside.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 1
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