Before I went on vacation, I invited the Port Club members over for some Cuban sandwiches...and to show off my gorgeous panini pan.
I didn't really use a recipe, though I did research what makes up the traditional Cuban sandwich. Here's what ya gotta do:
1. Cook a pork roast. I did this in the crockpot the day before. I cooked it in a bit of orange juice & water with garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Shred it up with it's done.
2. Get some thick cut ham (not wafter-thin sliced) from the deli and some hoagie rolls. You want the bread to get crispy on the outside when you grill it, but you want it to be a soft roll...not hard or chewy that a baguette or ciabatta.
3. Layer rolls with some pork, ham, sliced dill pickles, yellow mustard, and swiss cheese. Wrap in foil.
4. Grill on the pan with press a few minutes on each side. You want the meat to warm, the cheese to melt, and the bread have a crunch. Grill marks are good, too.
Overall, I was pretty happy with how these turned out. And, the Port Club seemed to like them too!