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Old 03-24-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I believe that the cuban sandwich is the favorite one in Florida. I had the muffaletas, poorboys, and other subs but the cuban-sandwich is just superb.....



The sandwiches have a submarine-style layering of ham, roast pork, cheese, and pickle between a sliced length of Cuban bread. The key to a great, versus a good, Cuban Sandwich lies in the grilling. A great Cuban sandwich is grilled in a sandwich press (called a plancha) until the ham, pork, and pickles have warmed in their own steam. Cuban restaurants use a sandwich press, but you can substitute a waffle iron. These sandwiches use no mayonnaise, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, or tomatoes; however, butter and mustard are optional. Cuban sandwiches are sold hot (pressed) or cold (room temperature).



The recipe:

1 loaf Cuban bread*
Prepared yellow mustard
1/2 pound baked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound roast pork, thinly sliced
8 thin dill pickle slices
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

* Italian or French bread may be substituted.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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Default Yummy! Who makes the best?

The "Silver Ring" In Tampa used to consistently win the award. Who does in Miami? Do they have a contest?
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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The "Silver Ring" In Tampa used to consistently win the award. Who does in Miami? Do they have a contest?
Found some reference but the cuban Swich is not on the list....

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2007/...mp_is_chi.html

You also might want to try a medianoche sandwich if you're seeking something a little sweeter.

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 loaf Sweet Cuban bread
* 10 slices Roast pork
* 10 slices Ham
* 10 slices Swiss cheese
* 10 slices Pickle
* Mustard to taste

PREPARATION:
Slice the bread down the middle and cover both sides with mustard, to taste. Layer the pork, ham and cheese on the bread and garnish with pickles.

If you have a sandwich press, place the sandwich in the greased press and cook it until the cheese melts.

If you do not have a sandwich press, you may fry the sandwich on a griddle by placing a large heavy object (such as a cast-iron skillet) on top of it.

Remove the sandwich and cut into pieces, as desired.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Charrans has great PhillyCheeseSteak Sandwiches. They are in Town & COuntry area by Tampa Airport.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The best cuban sandwiches are found during Calle Ocho where you will see roast suckling pigs being used in place of that baked ham.

Yeeeow! ( thumbs way up icon )

However, I'll take our shrimp sandwiches over that on most days
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Love Cuban sandwiches. Haven't found a great one in Jax yet, but have a place that is ok.

How about a blackened grouper sandwich? yum!
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay`·.¸¸ ><((((º>.·´¯`·><((((º>
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Default Cuban Sandwich

This is the favorite sandwich in Florida. Thanks for posting the way to make it. That is super!! My favorite place to eat a cuban sandwich is Florida Bakery in Columbus Drive.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Our Publix supermarket prepares very good subs... cost versus quality they out-performed the Subway, Firehouse and others....
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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HavanaJax Cafe hereinfla, our little taste of Cuba! Also Cuba Libre bar is next door, they are actually aunthentic by the way
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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My favorite Cuban is at Sandy's in Key West. Just the best there is!

I love a good ol' fried grouper sandwich though.
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