This one was born out of my husband’s love for Cubano sandwiches and a fridge stocked with plantains and pork sausage. Also, if you’ve never seen the movie, Chef, go out and rent it right NOW. Not only is it incredibly entertaining and heart-warming, it will also make you want a Cubano. Usually they’re made with shaved ham, french bread with tons of butter, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, swiss cheese, pickles, and more ham. My version is a little more paleo but definitely doesn’t skimp on flavor.
Pickles are a new favorite in my house, and it has nothing to do with my current pregnant status. My better half has recently rediscovered his love for pickles and I feel obligated to keep some on hand at all times.
Hear me out: Don’t pass on the pickle. The salty/sour taste is essential to complementing the fatty and sweet flavors of the pork and plantain. Just trust me!
Plantain Cubano-Style Sliders
2 yellow plantains, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1 lb. pork sausage, formed into 2 oz. patties
1 dill pickle, sliced thin
2 T. dijon mustard
2 T. coconut oil
1 T. grass-fed butter
- Heat coconut oil in cast iron and fry plantains until golden on each side.
- Remove plantains and fry sausages until cooked through.
- Using the bottom of a glass jar, smash plantains into flatter rounds.
- Cut a small sliver of butter and place on top of 1 plantain round.
- Stack with sausage patty and add a slice of pickle and a dab of dijon mustard.
- Top with another plantain round. Assemble the rest of the sliders and serve!