Dining al desko: Pork Cubanos

Whenever we buy pork for roasting, we always make for two extra people so that we’ll be sure we have leftovers for sandwiches the following day. Cubanos are made using Cuban bread, which, as far as I know, is not available in Malta. I used a French baguette which is pretty delicious! Stuffed with pork, ham, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard and pickles these are the ultimate grilled cheese sandwiches. They are best served warm, but are equally good cold, before toasting.

Pork Cubanos


  • 1 French baguette
  • 100g roast pork
  • 100g ham
  • 50g Swiss cheese
  • 3 dill pickles, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Butter


  1. Slice the baguette in half lengthways.
  2. Spread with butter and Dijon mustard.
  3. Add the slices of pork topped with ham and Swiss cheese.
  4. Add the pickles and close the sandwich with the top half of the bread.
  5. For best results heat in the oven until the cheese starts to melt.
  6. Cut the baguette in half and serve.
Rachel Zammit Cutajar

Rachel’s life has been one recipe after the other for almost 10 years. Though she is no longer editor of Gourmet Today magazine, food still takes centre stage. She is a freelance writer and Succeed’s resident chef. To balance the inevitable calorie intake she has become a reluctant runner and likes to lift weights, though still loves a day on the sofa binge-watching absolutely anything (good).