Once you’ve had a Cubano sandwich, you crave it periodically. Cuban Style Braised Pork Shoulder in Nut Brown Ale is sliced thin (or pulled) and layered with sliced boiled ham, dill pickles, Swiss cheese and yellow mustard onto a special Cuban-style roll, then lightly brushed with oil (or melted butter) and pressed in a panini grill until the outside of the roll is crisp and crunchy. Traditionally the Cuban-style bread is similar to a baguette, but made with lard. As this bread is hard to find, there is an alternative sandwich, called a medianoche, which is made on egg bread similar to a Jewish challah, with all of the same sandwich ingredients above. As neither were available in my market, I used a brioche-style bun to get a similar finished sandwich. With these slight changes to the classic, this makes a Beer Cubano Sandwich!
Makes: 4 sandwiches