Why I Love This Recipe
Cuban sandwiches called medianoches are the rage in Miami especially after a late night of partying nothing soaks the alcohol better. My Mom on the other hand makes thee BEST Croque Monsieurs, I figured why not combine the 2, make them mini sized & serve at parties & keep in the fridge for myself whenever I need a quick sandwich.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 take & Bake Baguette
Thick Sliced Ham cut in quarters
Swiss Cheese cut in 8ths
1 pre-made Roasted Pork Loin, Lechon or Carnitas from the freshly prepared meals counter at the Grocer
12 oz Grated Gruyere
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups hot milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350
Bake Baguette & slice as many as you need
Butter both sides of bread
Pull heated pork apart & place on bread
Layer Swiss cheese, cornichons & mustard
Place in a George Foreman or Panini Press & grill sandwichs till golden brown
On the stovetop melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, stirring with a spoon for 2 minutes.
Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter–flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened.
Off the heat add the salt, pepper, nutmeg & 1/2 cup grated Gruyere.
Brush sauce & sprinkle remainder gruyere on top of sandwiches
Place finished sandwiches in the broiler broil for 4 minutes