Mmmm. Panini. Toasted, crispy, melted goodness. Chris got me a grill pan with panini press for my birthday and I’ve finally perfected my technique. I normally don’t make a lot of sandwiches, but a panini is more than a sandwich. Also, apparently a panini is the plural for panino. On to the details.
4 slices rye bread
Sliced smoked turkey
Sliced fuji apples
Heat grill pan and press. Spray olive oil on one side of the bread and set it down on the grill pan (oil side on the pan). Layer with cheese, turkey, apple and caramelized onion and top with another piece of bread. Spray top of bread with oil and place hot press on top of sandwiches. Toast for about 5 minutes on medium low heat. Done with both top and bottom of sandwich are toasted and pretty.
To caramelize onion, all you need is a little time. Slice white onion and cook on medium-low heat in a little oil for 30 + minutes. I added a little sugar to help it along. The onion is done when it is all brown and tasty.
Notes: A panini can be made in so many ways. I’m looking forward to making a BLT this summer, and maybe a caprese panini too. The turkey, cheese, onion and apple worked very well together.
Servings: 2 panini