Cuban Sandwich

I always wondered how they made these…the secret must be the weight on top when you bake them. Makes 2 (but I could eat ’em both).

1 loaf Cuban or Italian bread
2 T mayonnaise
2 small dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 slices Swiss cheese
4 oz sliced roast pork
4 oz ham
1 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim ends off the loaf and slice bread in half lengthwise. Spread cut surfaces with mayo and layer one side with pickles, cheese, pork, and ham. Cover with the other piece of bread and cut down the middle into two sandwiches.

Place sandwiches on lightly oiled baking sheet and brush with butter. Place a heavy cast-iron skillet over both sandwiches to weigh them down, and bake until crisp and hot, about 20 minutes.