Cuban Medianoche Sandwich

Cuban Medianoche Sandwich: A Midnight Delight

Discover the Taste of Havana with Our Authentic Cuban Medianoche Sandwich

Embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of Havana with our Cuban Medianoche Sandwich recipe. A beloved staple of Cuban cuisine, the Medianoche, or ‘midnight’ sandwich, is famous for its unique combination of sweet and savory flavors. This delectable sandwich is traditionally enjoyed as a late-night snack but is just as satisfying at any time of the day.

In this recipe, we’ll guide you through creating the perfect Medianoche, layering slices of succulent roast pork, tender ham, melty Swiss cheese, and tangy pickles, all encased in soft, sweet egg bread. It’s a simple yet irresistible combination that captures the essence of Cuban sandwich artistry.

Whether you’re a fan of Cuban food or new to these flavors, our Cuban Medianoche Sandwich recipe is sure to delight your taste buds. It’s an ideal choice for a fulfilling lunch, a hearty dinner, or even a late-night treat. Join us as we recreate this classic Cuban delicacy, bringing a taste of Havana’s nightlife right to your kitchen!

Cuban Medianoche Sandwich

Description: Experience the vibrant flavors of Cuban cuisine with our Cuban Medianoche Sandwich. This iconic sandwich, traditionally savored as a late-night treat, is a delightful combination of roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles, all nestled between sweet, soft egg bread. Perfect for any time of the day, this sandwich brings a taste of Havana right to your kitchen!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 sweet egg loaves (Medianoche bread or substitute with Hawaiian rolls)
  • 4 slices of roast pork
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Dill pickles, sliced
  • Mustard, to taste
  • Butter, for grilling


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Gather all your ingredients. Have the roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles sliced and ready to use.
DALL·E 2023 11 28 16.07.36 Ingredients for a Cuban Medianoche Sandwich roast pork sliced ham Swiss cheese pickles and sweet egg bread neatly arranged on a kitchen counter
  1. Assemble the Sandwich: Slice the bread open. Spread mustard on the inside of each half. Layer the roast pork, ham, cheese, and pickles on one side of the bread.
DALL·E 2023 11 28 16.07.41 A person assembling a Cuban Medianoche Sandwich layering slices of roast pork ham Swiss cheese and pickles on sweet egg bread
  1. Grill the Sandwich: Heat a sandwich press or a skillet over medium heat. Butter the outside of the sandwich and place it in the press or skillet. Grill until the bread is golden and crispy, and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes per side.
DALL·E 2023 11 28 16.02.15 The Cuban Medianoche Sandwich in a panini press being grilled to golden perfection showing the cheese melting and the bread crisping
  1. Serve: Slice the sandwich diagonally and serve hot. Enjoy the melting cheese, the blend of meats, and the unique sweetness of the bread that makes this sandwich a true Cuban classic.
DALL·E 2023 11 28 18.24.32 A Cuban Medianoche Sandwich on a plate with melted cheese oozing out freshly toasted and cut in half to reveal the delicious filling. The setting is


  • For an authentic flavor, try to find Medianoche bread at a local bakery or Latin market. If unavailable, Hawaiian rolls are a great substitute.
  • Adjust the amount of mustard and pickles according to your taste.
  • This sandwich pairs wonderfully with a side of plantain chips or a simple salad.

Indulge in the rich and satisfying flavors of our Cuban Medianoche Sandwich – a perfect meal for any time of day!

A Culinary Journey to Remember

As we come to the end of our flavorful journey with the Cuban Medianoche Sandwich, we hope you’re inspired to bring a piece of Havana into your home kitchen. This sandwich isn’t just a meal; it’s a story of culture, tradition, and the joy of simple, yet profound flavors. Whether you’re sharing it with friends, enjoying it as a hearty lunch, or savoring it as a midnight treat, the Medianoche is sure to leave a lasting impression.

We invite you to share your experience with this recipe. Did you add your own twist? How did it turn out? Share your stories and photos with us – nothing brings people together like the love of good food. Keep exploring the rich tapestry of flavors that the world has to offer, and remember, every bite is an opportunity for a new adventure.

Thank you for joining us on this delicious escapade. Until next time, happy cooking and buen provecho!

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