Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

2 loaves French bread, or Cuban bread, sliced in half lengthwise

1/4 cup mayonnaise

4 small dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise

4 slices Swiss cheese

1/2 lb. cooked pork loin, sliced

1/2 lb. sliced cooked ham

2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread both cut surfaces of bread with mayonnaise. Layer one half with pickle slices, cheese, pork and ham. Cover with second slice of bread. Cut in half and place on a lightly oiled heavy cast iron skillet. Compress sandwiches by pushing down with a strong spatula or hands. Brush tops with butter. Bake about 20 minutes, until crisp and hot.

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