Cuban Midnight Sandwich

Cuban Midnight Sandwich

342 Reviews 15 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Maruchy Ramos-Lachance
Recipe by  Maruchy Ramos-Lachance

“This sandwich is called a 'Media Noche' which translates to 'Midnight.' It makes a wonderful dinner sandwich because it is served hot. A nice side dish is black bean soup or black beans and rice, and plantain chips.”

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Original recipe yields 4 sandwiches



  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and Italian dressing. Spread mixture on hoagie rolls. Spread each roll with mustard. On each roll, arrange layers of turkey, ham, and cheese. Top each with dill pickle slices. Close sandwiches, and brush tops and bottoms with olive oil.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place sandwiches in skillet. Cook sandwiches for 2 minutes, pressing down with a plate covered with aluminum foil. Flip, and cook for 2 more minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, place on plates, and cut in half diagonally.

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GREAT sandwich! Complimented our soup wonderfully! I used a little less mustard but I mixed it into the mayo/italian dressing mix. By the way - the mayo mix made enough for 8 sandwiches with plenty to spare. Knowing this, I may cut that part in half next time. Also - doing the sandwiches on the stove was a pain. I just put them in the oven (open-faced) for apprx 5-10 minutes and worked out better this way (and more could be done at one time). Still, a wonderful sandwich - authentic or not - that we will be making plenty of times! Thanks!

Michelle H.

Michelle H.

good flavor. quick to put together and cook. i used the george foreman grill -- i cooked them for 4 minutes, making sure to apply some pressure to the handle of the grill and press the sandwich.



Delicious! Follow the recipe EXACTLY as others have said. FYI-The idea of the foil and plate is to press down the sandwich while it cooks so whatever accomplishes that will do. I used a small frying pan lid to press down. Also, I would recommend you microwave the meat to warm it and take the cheese out ahead so it's not really cold. This will help in the process of cooking the sandwich so that the cheese melts, the meat warms and the bread gets crispy.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 1096 cal
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 84.4 g
  • 130%
  • Carbs
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 43.3 g
  • 87%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 3110 mg
  • 124%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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