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gungasim's Cuban sandwich

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A soup Boule Bread from the store, and some sliced pork shoulder from the "Hot and Fast" pork 

 

 

 

The Boule cut and half and scooped of excess inner bread....

 

 

 

Mustard smeared on both halves....

 

 

 

 

Layer in the pork.....

 

 

 

Then some kosher dill pickle slices.

 

 

 

 

 

And then some sliced tomato and red onion

 

 

Next is a few slices of deli ham and swiss cheese.

 

 

Closed up and both sides buttered

 

 

 

Into the press (my George Foreman Grill) for about 7-8 minutes, pressing down on it, and you get.

 

 

post #2 of 19
What an odd looking waffle...
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What an odd looking waffle...

Here we go again...

Terrific sandwich.

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post #4 of 19
It is terrific
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Sweet baby Jesus.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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post #6 of 19

I would eat it. Right now in fact. smile.gif

post #7 of 19

looks good...

 

... i had to skip the music - got home way too late, don't want to wake the little one and wife...

 

I will try for the full gunga later on in the week.

 

now i'm off to raid the fridge... must be something ...edible

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post #8 of 19

WOW.  Really nice.  I love it when people claim owning and using a George Foreman Grill.  TY for that.  That is a great looking sammich.  I love the onions.  I guess you don't plan on kissing anyone after that sammie.  LOL.   My Cubans however, use two(2) different meats.  Both pork, highly-seasoned pulled pork and deli ham.  I kinda though that was the original idea.  

post #9 of 19

Someone cut down Gunga to his original size or we might as well rename this site into GungaTalk cool.gif

 

No, seriously, great work as usual, Gunga. Gonna fire up the BBQ for one of those as soon as I find the time!

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What an odd looking waffle...

Got me thinking----

Could one use a waffle iron as a panini press/foreman grill? Yes, square marks on it, but for home use, isn't it really the same thing?

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Got me thinking----

Could one use a waffle iron as a panini press/foreman grill? Yes, square marks on it, but for home use, isn't it really the same thing?

Maybe.  It depends what you're trying to do and what your tolerance is for "not quite right." 

 

You can use a waffle iron to heat soft bread without too much filling and make -- for instance -- a faux panini grilled cheese.  But because the top plate of the press won't open wide and sit flat you can't make  actual panini.  

 

There are a bunch of decent quality, inexpensive presses for home use on the market which are either dedicated panini presses or multi-use.  If you enjoy panini it's worth owning one. 

 

BDL


Edited by boar_d_laze - 3/31/13 at 7:21am
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Tell it strait BDL ... don't cloud the point. 

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Ice, look again, he does have both roasted pork and deli ham in it.  For my cubanos, I don't usually add onion or tomato, and while one slice of bread gets the mustard treatment, the other gets mayo, but either way, you can't go wrong IMHO.

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There are a bunch of decent quality, inexpensive presses for home use on the market which are either dedicated panini presses or multi-use.  If you enjoy panini it's worth owning one. 

 

I just don't want to have a bunch of different appliances cluttering up my cupboard at home that basically do the same thing.

Panini's are an overrated item in my view, basically, a grilled cheese sandwich with other stuff in it. They never quite measure up to the promise in my experience. Half the time the outside bread is grilled, but the fillings are still cold. Meh.

Besides, I have a cast iron grill pan and grill weight that I can use too for pressed grilled sandwiches. 

 

I was just "speculatin on a hypothesis." rolleyes.gif

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post #15 of 19
I just made myself a Cuban after reading this. Didn't have a Foreman, so I used an old iron, which worked by the way
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I just made myself a Cuban after reading this. Didn't have a Foreman, so I used an old iron, which worked by the way


You can use two cast iron pans as well. Get the top one hot as well and put foil between the iron and your samich so you don't get a dirty bottom sitting on your food.

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I just made myself a Cuban after reading this. Didn't have a Foreman, so I used an old iron, which worked by the way

your ingenuity is just part of your beauty 

post #18 of 19

Thank you Sensei.

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Bow down to gungasim for the simple, obvious genius of using a Foreman grill for a panini press. Now I finally know what to do with mine after it sat around for 10 years without use!

 

Mmmmm, eating a cuban and smoking a cuban sounds good to me right now. 

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