cubano breakfast bagel

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

Oh my gawd. I posted about a sandwich! On a blog that people seem to mistakenly believe is about sandwiches (hmmmm, I wonder why that is……?). Whatever. This bagel sandwich is freaking amazing.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

First you start with the best bagels in town. My husband is actually the bagel snob in the household, so we buy Montreal style bagels from Seigel’s Bagels that we pick up at our local food co-op. They’re chewy and all that a bagel should be without the return airfare to Montreal. A cuban sandwich is traditionally made with both ham and roast pork, so that’s what we’ve got here. The ham is finely sliced from our local deli. If I needed some quick roast pork, I’d request a hundred grams or so from the deli counter too. But I was in luck to have leftover roast pork on hand. It was a spicy asian flavoured pork loin, but it worked out well.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

Cheese is a must. Not only does it add to the gooey, deliciousness it acts as the glue that helps to hold this behemoth sandwich together. Cucumbers and pickles add cool crunch and interest. Cucumbers aren’t traditional, but I like that they add a freshness to every bite. Mayo and dijon lube it up just right.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

And then there’s the egg. The egg is a must! See it splooge all its tasty goodness! That means it’s perfect. Breakfast decadence because you know it’s a good breakfast when you need to lick your fingers.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

As you can tell from the photos, we’re eating outside. Which means that it clearly isn’t mid-November. I took this back in September when the weather was warm and the sun was strong and sitting outside for breakfast was a thing we did. This is a nice reminder to warmer days and a good kick in the butt to make this again soon.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

The weather now is snappy and cold. The skies are bright and crisp and there’s frost on the ground. The holidays are coming up fast which means that things are getting busy in my etsy shop. I’d like to extend some happy savings and offer all my readers 15% off all orders! I have lots of new holiday cards, cute cat notepads, art prints & gift tags and so much more! Just use the code BAGEL at checkout for 15% your order (but hurry, it expires November 23rd!).

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

It’s not a complicated sandwich, but it’s full of components. So to make things go smoothly, have everything at the ready before you begin. I made two sandwiches as easily as one, so making more would be a snap.

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

cubano breakfast bagel | everybody likes sandwiches

8 comments to “cubano breakfast bagel”

  1. 1
    Nicole   November 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I really wish I had this bagel sandwich in my hands right this minute!! I am jealous of your access to wonderful bagels. Love your holiday cards, too!!

  2. 2
    Lavender   November 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

    That looks mouth watering delicious!

  3. 3
    kickpleat   November 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Oh thank you, Nicole! The bagels here are pretty great 🙂

    Thanks Lavender!

  4. 4
    Joanne M   November 22, 2014 at 3:53 am

    OMG! Get in my mouth!!! What I wouldn’t do to have a bite of that sandwich. I have yet to see a deli here that serves roast pork. I’m sure it exists, I just need help finding it. Then I can make a pig out of myself. 🙂 Totally coming back to this one when I find all my ingredients.

  5. 5
    Lucy @ Lucyeats   November 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    OMG that egg. That egg looks like oozy deliciousness. Looks like the perfect breakfast!

  6. 6
    kickpleat   December 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    It’s really good, Joanne! I think most deli’s have roast pork – it’s just pork loin that comes in various spices or herbs. I think it’s just called porcetta. At least my Italian deli has several versions of it!

    Thanks Lucy 🙂

  7. 7
    steven   February 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    great idea i never get tired of breakfast-like sandwitches. thanks for the idea.

  8. 8
    Joe Sicily   May 31, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome sandwich!!!
    Thank you so much.
    Instead of mixing pickle and cucumber, I do slices of half-sour deli-style pickles.
    They are the perfect marriage, fresh and snappy like a cucumber,.. but a pickle.

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