Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April is Grilled Cheese Month!

Today I celebrated Grilled Cheese Month with a Cuban influenced grilled cheese. Traditionally the sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread. The sandwich was popular amongst workers in the cigar factories and sugar mills and it's no surprise why. The tangy pickle and yellow mustard with the salty ham and cheese are a perfect salt and sour combination.

Here is my tribute:
Setting up the operation


Finished Product

Amy's Grilled Cuban Sandwich
makes 1 sandwich

You will need:
  • 2 slices of bread (I like Trader Joe's Cheddar and Garlic Sourdough)
  • Yellow mustard (I like French's)
  • Muenster cheese and cheddar cheese
  • Ham (I used leftover Honey Baked Ham from Easter)
  • PICKLES!!!!
  • butter, of course!
1. Preheat your skillet on LOW heat. Remember low heat and patience are the key.
2.Butter 1 side of each slice of bread. On the non-buttered sides, spread yellow mustard. Then layer cheese and pickles on one slice and the ham and cheese on the other. Place together.
3. Place on your preheated skillet and cook until toasty, golden brown and melt-y. Flip and cook other side until same.
4. Cut in half and enjoy with an ice-cold Coca Cola

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