We had a little rain this week, and to me, there's nothing better than enjoying the sounds of a thunderstorm while curled up on the couch with a glass of wine and great book or movie. Chef is an fun, feel-good movie, and Jon Favreau had me craving a hot pressed sandwich by the end.
If you're not interested in watching a movie tonight, you can still get your fix by cooking up this Cubano Sandwich recipe, created by chef Roy Choi specifically for the film.
What You'll Need:
6 oz thinly sliced boiled ham
Softened butter, for brushing
6 six-inch soft baguettes
Yellow mustard, for brushing
3/4 lb. thinly sliced store-bought roast pork
1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss cheese
3 half-sour dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
- Heat a large cast-iron griddle or panini press. Add the ham slices to the griddle and cook over moderate heat, turning once until browned in spots. Transfer to a plate.
- Butter the cut sides of each baguette and toast on the griddle over moderate heat until slightly browned.
- Transfer the bread to a work surface and brush the cut sides with mustard. Layer on the ham, pork, Swiss cheese, and pickles, then close the sandwich.
- Generously brush the outsides of the sandwiches with butter and set them on the griddle. Press them and cook for about 3 minutes. They should be browned and crisp on the outside and the cheese should be melted.
- Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy!