I love a great Cuban sandwich! Here is an easy solution if you want one at home. Enjoy!
1 (1-pound) loaf French bread, ends trimmed, cut into 4 (5-inch) sections
4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese
8 ounces sliced deli ham
8 pickle planks
3 tablespoonsLand O Lakes® Butter, melted
Heat panini press. Cut each bread section horizontally, leaving 1 side attached.
To assemble each sandwich, open cut bread; spread bottom with 1 tablespoon mustard. Top with 1 cheese slice, 1/4 ham slices, 2 pickle planks and 1 cheese slice. Press top of cut bread down over filling. Brush outside of bread with about 2 teaspoons butter.
Place 2 sandwiches into press. Close press; cook until golden brown and cheese is melted (6 to 8 minutes). Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
If you don’t have a panini press, heat skillet over medium heat. Place 1 or 2 sandwiches into skillet. Place another skillet on top of sandwiches to flatten them. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted (6 to 8 minutes). Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
** Tip from Chella! I found this on Pinterest and it has changed my life when making a ton of food for people. For this recipe make sure you weigh down the top cookie sheet :)
Prepare your grilled cheese sandwiches as usual (buttered on both sides) Put sandwiches between two baking sheets. Bake 350° for 15-20 minutes.