Friday, July 18, 2014

El Jefe Sandwich Tribute

I love it when the universe comes together. I made a pork loin wrapped in bacon for a Sunday dinner project. It was wonderful! We had a ton of leftovers and I pondered what to do with them.

 I follow Chef Roy Choi and  Director Jon Favreau on Instagram and saw that they were promoting a new film. The movie Chef features a food truck called El Jefe that makes Cuban Sandwiches. To promote the movie, Choi was having restaurant pop-ups featuring Cuban Sandwiches. I had a bit of food envy. I wanted a sandwich and they are in L.A. The solution, make my own. The Sandwich used my leftover pork, ham, Swiss Cheese, dill pickle and yellow mustard. I had Bolillo rolls and basted them with butter to give them a crunchy rich flavor.

This weekend we plan on seeing the movie. Maybe I will smuggle in a Cuban Sandwich.


Chilebrown said...

Pure poetry is that bacon weave.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- Thank you! This method is definitely going into into my bag of tricks.

Zoomie said...

So great! I want to make one, too! I have an idea to use Dijon mustard, those little sweet cucumbers you get in Thai restaurants, smoked turkey, and roast pork carnitas. I don't know why that all came into my mind in a single flash. Not a traditional Cubano, but I think it would be killer good.

And the bacon weave is amazing. Kudos!

Greg said...

Zoomie- That sounds wonderful! Use lots of cheese it acts as tasty glue to bind the sandwich together.