October 25, 2008

Fajita Panini

She's making a panini.


That leaves me out.

I don't have a
Panini Press.

I don't have anyplace in my kitchen to store a
Panini Press.

I don't want to buy a
Panini Press.


I know you must have a

George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine

Shoot, you probably got two or three of them for Christmas a few years back.

Okay, then.

Remember the other day when we made
Chicken Fajitas? We didn't eat it all, which resulted in what we call in the culinary world as leftovers.
Get a couple slices of some good bread. Sourdough... Italian... whatever you like.

Oh, and a slice of cheese. I'm using Swiss.
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Put the leftover fajita mix on one slice of bread. (I heated the fajita mix up in a pan first.)
Top that with the cheese. I think a smoked gouda would be good on this, too.
Put the other slice of bread on top. I sprinkled a little dried parsley on top so it'd look pretty like one of those panini's you get in a restaurant.

Squish the lid down on the sandwich so it'll make those cute little grill marks. Wait until the bread is nice and brown and the cheese is oozing out of the middle.
I don't like pickles all that much. I just put it on the plate to make pretty for the picture, then I put it back in the jar.

You can really eat yours, if you'd like.


  1. I use my grilling machine to make paninis too, works a treat!

  2. The lack of a panini press almost had me sighing here but we definitely have a foreman grill woo hoo! Your attention to detail in your cooking is amazing, I never would have thought to sprinkle parsley, what a nice touch. You can pass your pickle on over here, I loves me a good dill or half sour any day!

  3. great idea! I've heard of people using waffle irons even, though I can't speak for their results. great improvisation!

  4. Ha ha, funny post! Your panini looks so delicious. I quite often use my waffle iron to make them, (as well as the grill pan), but haven't got a GF grill here.


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