Saturday, July 3, 2010

Panini without a press!

I think I just ate the best sandwich of my entire life... a turkey sandwich, on sourdough bread, grilled like a panini (but without a press).



Start with two generous slices of sourdough bread. Spread minced garlic and mayo on one side and spicy brown mustard on the other. Arrange fresh basil on one side.

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Add old cheddar cheese and thinly sliced red onion:

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And then some turkey, tomatoes and black pepper:

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Spread the outside with butter, and cook in a frying pan. In order to get a sandwich this thick to warm in the middle before it burns on the outside, you need to weigh it down. If you don't have a panini press or a George Foreman grill, you can use a regular loaf pan. Wrap it in tinfoil and fill it with hot water. Carefully balance it on top of your sandwich. If you use hot water it will also keep the sandwich warm while you grill the second side.

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Enjoy!

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3 comments:

  1. NOM! (Well, except for the turkey part. But whatever.) ;-)

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  2. That's ingenious! Panini ala loaf pan!

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