The other week, I polled all my Facebook friends: “What is your favorite Sandwich?”
I got a lot of interesting responses...including, but not limited to the Reuben (one of my faves), Italian Heros, Curried Chicken, and Liverwurst…
But of all the people who responded there was one resounding favorite: The Cuban Sandwich.
I’m not biased, considering this is my blog and all, but Cubans are probably my favorite as well (I was trying to send hypnotic vibes to my responders in hopes for the Cuban to win out). You can’t go wrong with Pork on Pork on Swiss Cheese with Pickles. So instead of doing a Cuban Sandwich, I wanted to employ my newest obsession, the art of the Crunchwrap. For more a more detailed look on the history and start of the crunchwrap check out my blog post here.
I started this Cuban sandwich off with a Roasted Pork Shoulder (see delicious, mouth watering photo below), which I then sliced thin for my Cuban. I have made Cubans before…sometimes with Pork Tenderloin, sometimes with Thin Sliced Pork Chops, but the Pork shoulder definitely reigns supreme. I came up with my own spice glaze, which was a play on a Smokey, Cumin-y Honey Mustard type flavor profile (so delicious!!) I got some delicious Black Forest Ham, sliced uber thin, and some Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese, also sliced thin and added a mix of both Dill Pickles, and Bread and Butter Pickles. If you have never tried a Bread and Butter Pickle, your life has not yet begun.
For the crunchwraps it is imperative that you have two different sized FLOUR Tortillas (6” and 10”). Do not get anything other than Flour Tortillas, because they won’t be as pliable when constructing this magnificent wrap. My favorite tortilla brand is Mission – they make the BEST flour tortillas in all the land.
In terms of dipping sauce, I like my Cubans with a Honey Mustard (my recipe is posted below), but you can go classic with either Dijon or Yellow Mustard.
Classic Cuban Sandwiches made with Tortillas and pan seared to crispy perfection!
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
The prefect Honey Mustard Sauce