(mind you, a panini is like a good jazz standard, you can riff on it anyway you see fit. The ingredients we chose because that's what WE like...you can change it up, if you want.)
- Really great bread. We got country white bread from the bakery section in the grocery store...nothing but the best for our creation
- Boar's Head Pepper Corn Gourmaise...it was like mayo, but it had all this stuff in it that made it look like mustard, only it had no mustard in it. We used probably about 2tsp per sandwich. Not too much.
- Creamy Havarti Cheese sliced not too thin
- Sweet Sliced Ham...I had NO IDEA what Sweet Sliced Ham was, but my Aunt told me it's like the kind of ham that you would bake at home...DELICIOUS!
- Pickle slices
- Tomato slices, thin
- Artichoke hearts
- Butter, not too much butter, 1tsp maybe 2tsp for the entire sandwich.
Assemble the sandwhich like so: Bread, gourmaise, cheese (1.5 slices, it's big bread), ham, (3 slices), tomato, pickle, artichoke hearts (not too much), cheese (again, 1.5 slices), gourmaise, bread. Butter one side of the outside of the sandwich and put it butter side down on the press, then butter the other side of the sandwich. Close the panini press and let the cheese get all melted and the bread nice and golden. Do not burn it.
I hope you like them as much as we did.
If you don't have a panini press, I am sure you can use a frying pan to get the same results, or if you have a grill pan. Either way, pressed sandwiches are the best.
P.S. I'm sorry the picture couldn't have been better, but I was really focused on eating that sandwich.!