Cuban Press
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
11 ingredients
4 servings
One of the most popular Cuban dishes to take root in the Florida Keys is the Cuban press, a grilled, layered sandwich reminiscent of the classic American sub. A Cuban press consists of dill pickles, thinly sliced roast pork, thinly sliced sweet ham, and Swiss cheese, layered in that order on a sliced loaf of Cuban bread, which is crusty on the outside and soft inside. Unlike the submarine sandwich, a press contains no lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayonnaise, or bell peppers. Butter and mustard are optional. The origin of the Cuban sandwich is vague, but it was popular with workers in the Cuban sugar mills and cigar factories in the 1800s. Cubans immigrated to the Keys in large numbers after the Cuban Revolution in 1868, when Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his cigar-making factory from Havana to Key West. More than likely, the Cuban sandwich, which utilized leftover Cuban roast pork, came with them. From "The Florida Keys Cookbook" and posted for ZWT5.

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Serving Size (243.14 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 812.1 Calories from Fat 364.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40.55g 249.51%
Saturated Fat 25.87g 517.3%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 128.18mg 170.9%
Sodium 184.72mg 30.79%
Total Carbohydrate 85.43g 113.91%
Dietary Fiber 1.13 g 18.14%
Sugars 59.59 g %
Protein 30.8g 246.42%
Vitamin A 1224.09IU% Vitamin C 1.02mg%
Calcium 907.59mg% Iron 0.44mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cuban, sandwich, dill pickle slices, cuban, thinly sliced, roast pork, cured ham, yellow mustard, vegetable oil cooking spray