El Cubano

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    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

  • About

This sandwich is traditionally made on a grill and pressed down with a brick or heavy sandwich press. This is hard to replicate at home unless you happen to have a heavy brick sitting around!

I solve the problem by baking the sandwich in a hot oven with a very hot cast-iron skillet resting on top of the sandwich. As the sandwich bakes, the hot, heavy skillet presses it down and gets the job done. If you happen to have a panini press, you could use that as well.