Inspired by the movie "Chef", this Cuban sandwich is just as juicy and delicious - you can't go wrong with crusty bread, tender pork, cheese, ham and mustard- like a real Cubano, but way easier.
|For the pork:|
|Boneless pork loin chops||6 , thinly cut (300 g)|
|Olive oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Dried garlic powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Dried thyme||1 Teaspoon|
|Dried mustard seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|For the sandwiches:|
|Bread loaf/6 slices of bread||1 Medium|
|Softened butter||1 1/2 Tablespoon|
|Dijon mustard||1 1/2 Tablespoon|
|Thin ham slice||9 (150 g)|
|Pickles||2 Small , thinly sliced|
|Cheese slice||6 (yellow. I like Gouda or Emmental but Swiss is good too)|
Preheat grill and grease with olive oil.
Grind black pepper, salt, garlic powder, thyme, paprika and mustard seeds using a mortar and pestle.
Rub the spice mixture on all the sides of pork chops.
Heat a pan with olive oil and butter. Place pork chops (4 per batch) and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and well cooked.
Drain off excess oil using paper towels.
For assembling, butter 1 side of each bread slice and spread mustard on the side.
Place 2 pork pieces on each side followed by ham, cheese and pickles.
Top with other side and cook on grill greased with olive oil.
Cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Give adequate pressure while grilling.
Serve with ketchup and enjoy!