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Cubano Sandwich with Plaintain Chips

Cubano Sandwich with Plaintain Chips

From: Jose Enrique Montes at the  Pork Summit 2014. Yield: 10 servings.

10 Cuban buns
10 2-oz. slices marinated pork loin
10 slices ham, made from 3% brine and hibiscus (for color), as needed
10 slices Gruyere cheese, as needed
as needed, pickles
as needed, mustard
as needed, pickled mustard seeds
as needed, plantain chips

Pork Loin Marinade:
as needed, pork loin
as needed, parsley
as needed, oregano
as needed, green garlic
as needed, olive oil
as needed, vinegar

2 qt. water
¼ cup kosher salt
½ Tbsp. black peppercorns
½ Tbsp. red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
½ Tbsp. dill seeds
1½ cups sugar
2 cups vinegar
2 English cucumbers

For pork loin marinade: Combine marinade ingredients. Cryovac pork loin for two hours and cook until tender.

For sandwich: Spread inside of bottom and top bun with mustard. Build sandwich with pork loin, ham, cheese and pickles. Press sandwich until cheese is melted. Serve with pickled mustard seeds and plantain chips.

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