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Aimee Fortney's Mini Medianoche Sandwiches

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Whether you need an appetizer/sandwich for a party or just a unique twist for dinner, these Medianoches hit the spot and easily feed a crowd with just a few ingredients!

Medianoche literally translates to "middle of the night." This particular Cuban sandwich got its name from night clubs in Cuba, serving it around midnight or after. 

My friends Jan Ford and Laurie Ford made a sweet ham sandwich on Hawaiian sweet rolls that gave me the idea that these sandwiches would be great done with a Cuban twist. A typical medianoche is served on sweet bread with only the ham, pork, pickles and cheese. I gave it a Cubano and Aimee twist.

  • 1 package Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 pound Sweet Ham
  • 1 pound Spanish Pork Roast (found in the Publix deli)
  • 1 pound Swiss cheese
  • Dill pickles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Preheat oven to 350. Slice the sweet rolls, then lay them out, opened and ready to assemble. Spread mayonnaise and mustard on the rolls, then layer the ham, pork roast, cheese and pickles. Place the sandwiches in a casserole dish or pie plate, lined with foil. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and oregano. Brush this butter mixture on top of the sandwiches. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until heated and the cheese has melted and the tops are slightly browned. Enjoy!

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