Sandwiches

The Traditional Cuban Sandwich

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Food traditions in family legacy, for me, isn’t just another way to celebrate Hispanic heritage. I do believe food and cultural identity go hand in hand, but it goes deeper. Not many know that, several years after immigrating to the states, my grandparents opened a market. Known as just The Market within my family, Papi built an empire around food, Cuban recipes and, ultimately, real estate. Needless to say, I’ve eaten my fair share of the Cuban sandwich.

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1 loaf of Cuban bread (or Bolillo, French or Italian – we love all breads over here!)

Yellow mustard, to taste

5-8 ounces of cured ham, high quality deli ham works great (I used black forest ham)

5-8 ounces of Lechon Asado (roasted pork)

1-2 slices of Swiss Cheese

Dill pickles, usually whole pickles sliced lengthwise but rounds work fine too

Butter, softened (enough to coat outsides of bread)
Slice loaf of bread lengthwise. Assemble sandwich by slathering mustard per your taste, deli ham, roasted pork, pickles, slices of Swiss cheese. Spread one side of the bread with butter and place on grill...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
70

Sodium
329mg
13% DV

Fat
3g
5% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Fuži are a traditional Istrian pasta that perfectly combines with sauces, seafood, and meat.

2 cups bread flour
2 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons white wine
salt
2 cups tomato juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon rosemary
1 teaspoon red pepper
black pepper
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Nutritions

Calories
309

Sodium
351mg
14% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
9g
18% DV

Carbs
54g
18% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV