Panini's are one of my favorite's for both entertaining, or gettin' the family fed fast.
Quick, Easy and Versatile!
They're great when you have one of those days where you have to go through the fridge
and use some stuff up!
**Any combination of Bread, Spread, Meat & Cheese goes,
so don't be scared to have a little fun with it!**
Here's what I used up the other day
Ham, Provolone & Dijon
on toasted Sourdough
Tomato Basil Pita's with Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella
Heat a Panini Press on high until very hot
( a George Foreman type will work, or a regular ole griddle works)
Spread a little Dijon on the Sourdough
I used 1 piece of Provy, tore in half for each sandwich. Place one on each side
A little shaved Ham
Grill is HOT, put them on for 3-4 minutes.
I usually spray a little Pam to keep 'em from sticking
These Panini presses are nice, no worry about having to flip anything
Put the lid down, give them a little press to get the bread seared good.
Usually once that cheese starts oozing out the sides, they are good to go!
Same Deal, Get the Grill hot while your prepping the food
This fed the three kids and Wendy.
I only used one tomato, one 2 oz. ball of Mozzarella, a handfull of Baby Spinach
a Tablespoon of Basil Pesto, a few slivers of Prosciutto,
and four Pita's.
Thats about as cheap as it gets, and you can pre-grill any Panini ahead of time, and reheat them later.
Slice Tomato, and Mozz about a 1/4 inch thick.
Pick any stems off the spinach,
(with Baby Spinach, you usually don't need to worry about any stems.)
Spread a l;ittle Basil Pesto on both sides of the Pita
Top one Pita with the Cheese, about four half slices of Mozz. will do.
A few pieces of shaved Prosciutto and Spinach on top of the cheese.
Top with 4 slices of tomato, a sprinkle of Parm
Place the other Pita on top, spray with Pam, and grill it 3-4 mintues.
Here's a Good example of what I meant when the choose starts to ooze out the sides!
I cut the Ham Panini's in half, and quatered the Pita's.
If its not for the family, and you're entertaining,
put a little Foo-Foo on the platter,
and set them out for people to graze on as an Appetizer.
Just a little toothpick and Veggies from the fridge to dress them up some.
Remember, any combination of bread, spread, meat & cheese works.
If you don't do meat, veggies & seafood work just as well.
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