A medianoche (literally "midnight" in Spanish) is a type of sandwich that originated in Havana, Cuba and is now served in many Cuban-American communities in the United States. It is so named because of the sandwich's popularity as a staple served in Havana's night clubs right around or after midnight.
A medianoche consists of roast pork, ham, mustard, swiss cheese, and dill pickles. It is a close cousin to the Cuban sandwich, the chief difference being that a medianoche is made on soft, sweet egg dough bread similar to Challah rather than on crustier Cuban bread and does not contain salami. Like the Cuban sandwich, the medianoche is typically warmed in a press before eating.
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