Cuban sandwich

Yan Clemente

History of the Cuban sandwich

In the 1800s, variations of the classic Cuban sandwich were served to hungry cigar factory and sugar mill workers in Cuba. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, easy travel between Cuba and Florida brought thousands of Cuban immigrants to the U.S., along with the cigar industry. Cigar factories originally set up shop in Key West and later moved to the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. Cafes around the factories started serving the Cuban sandwich to feed the workers and became popular in other Cuban communities of Florida, including Miami.

How it got this name? got this name on the travel between Cuba and Florida was easy, especially from Key West and Tampa, and Cubans frequently sailed back and forth for employment, pleasure, and family visits. Because of this constant and largely undocumented movement of people and culture and ideas, it is impossible to say exactly when or where the Cuban sandwich originated

Recipe for Cuban sandwich

1 loaf Cuban bread
1 -ounce regular mustard
4 dill pickles
5 slices boiled ham or Virginia ham
2 slices roast pork
1 slice imported Swiss cheese
1 -ounce butter

Food Groups your sandwich represents

Grains, protein, dairy