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Prep Time:45 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Medianoche sandwich is known as the midnight sandwich because it was eaten late at night outside clubs.


  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. smoked pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medianoche bread, or challah
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 lb. sliced deli ham, halved
  • 8 slices swiss cheese, halved
  • 4 dill pickles
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


  • 1. Halve the bread lengthwise and spread the insides of each roll with 1 tablespoon mustard. Divide the ham, pork, cheese, and pickles evenly among sandwiches.
  • 2. Heat half the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium. Working in batches, cook two sandwiches, pressing down on the top with a 10-inch cast iron skillet, until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes.
  • 3. Flip the sandwiches over, press with the skillet, and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes more.
  • 4. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half on the diagonal to serve.

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