There are a lot of "twists" on the sandwich as folks add a mojo, a few onions, or a tomato...to mention a few, but, it is not traditional and I am all about tradition!
The idea of making the Traditional Cubano into sliders was excellent! Sarah at Sarah's Kitchen says that she had to try it when she saw it in cyberspace. Well, I had to try it too. I had been thinking that making sliders would be fun so when I saw Sarah's recent post for Cuban Sliders, my decision was made....no fondue, no Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes....Sliders!
I must admit that I did toy with Sarah's recipe. I wanted to add the roasted pork that is traditionally one of the layers in the Cubano....so I did....and the Lechon Asado is in the next post. Also, so as not to stray too far from Sarah's creation, I made a couple sliders similar to hers, too. (We aren't really big onion fans so, sans the onions....)
Sarah baked her sliders but I did not...it is way too hot here to use the oven. To create the crispy golden brown bread, I needed a plancha....I do not have a sandwich press so it was the next best thing...the George Foreman Grill. "smile"
The Traditional Cubano Slider!
1 loaf Cuban bread (if available) or sour dough dinner rolls or 1 package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
1/2 pound Black Forest Ham, sliced thin (Any sliced ham would be fine.)
1/2 pound shredded roasted pork (Lechon Asado)
Swiss cheese slices
Dill pickles (I used sandwich slices.)
Slice the bread or rolls in half. Butter the outsides of the top and bottom half. Set on a paper plate. On the bottom half layer the sliced ham, shredded pork, Swiss cheese and pickle slice. Squeeze mustard onto the inside of the top half of the roll. Place the slider on the grill and close the lid, pressing to flatten the slider. When the slider is heated through and the cheese melted, remove from the grill and serve.
Ice cold beer is a great accompaniment for the sliders!
These little guys are great for a light dinner or for one of those evenings when appetizers are dinner! We enjoyed making them as well as devouring them!