When I was in Paris years ago, I couldn’t help notice people eating panini’s.
Panini is plural for panino, which means sandwich in Italian.
After trying one, I recall exclaiming I want to open Panini carts in NYC!
Use natural ingredients, like fresh garden vegetables.
Sweet Red Pepper
Fresh Spinach Leaves
Your Favorites Cheese
Your Favorite Lean Meat
A Firm Whole Wheat Bread
- Start by scraping off the black area of the Portobello mushroom. Then, sauté in imported Italian Virgin Olive Oil and Thyme.
- Next, you slice open a sweet red pepper horizontal wise, take out seeds and core. Once your onion is sliced into large rounds, it too should be roasted. Slice a firm tomato in a semi-thick round. Set aside.
- The eggplant should be skinned, seeded and sliced lengthwise. Each slice should be dipped in flour, and sautéed in olive oil until soft.
- As for the spinach leaves, lightly blanch them in water until it turns a darker green.
- You need two a slices of firm bread such as a French Baguette fried in an egg beater (like French toast).
Add a thick slice of cheese and your choice of lean meat. The final step is to layer the sandwich with the meat first, cheese and the vegetables in any order you like.
Panini Press and Grill until the cheese and meat are well done.
Fun to do on weekends. Add soup and you’re all set. Buon Appetito!
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