What is a Cuban Sandwich?
A Cuban sandwich is a sandwich made with pork ham, cheese, pickles, and mustard.
Cubano sandwich bread is similar in texture and shape to Italian or French bread. Cuban bread contains flour, water, yeast, and salt, as well as lard or vegetable shortening.
What Kind of Bread Do You Use For A Cuban Sandwich?
There are actually special loaves for the Cubano, or Cuban Sandwich. We recommend looking for them as they will ensure your sandwiches are well packed and not separated by excess moisture. If you're having trouble finding Cuban sandwich bread, you can also use a white sandwich roll or an Italian loaf of bread.
What Is The Difference Between a Reuben and a Cuban Sandwich?
The difference is simple - it’s all in the meat! A Reuben sandwich is made with exclusively pastrami, while a Cuban sandwich is made with both ham and roast pork.
It’s worth saying that people sometimes combine the two types of sandwich into a Cuban Reuben. This sandwich is typically structured exactly the same as a Reuben, but with the pastrami swapped for ham and the addition of roast pork.
What To Serve With Cuban Sandwiches?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Cuban Sandwich:
How To Store Cuban Sandwiches?
To optimize the bread and ensure that it doesn’t get too soggy too early, it’s best to store Cubanos partially assembled. We would recommend layering the sandwich ingredients upon the bread, but not adding the mustard sauce. Wrap those sandwiches in foil, and then put them in the fridge for up to twenty-four hours.
Once you get them out: unwrap them, and mustard. At that point, they’ll be ready to eat!