The most common lunch known to people tends to be sandwiches. Everyday, the classic lunch is usually some kind of sandwich. It's a good thing there are many options, cheese, turkey, ham, etc. But after a while, this repetitive food can get a little boring, so today a new invention (not really) will be revealed; a panini.
The Sandwich 2.0
A panini is basically a sandwich that has been put under a sandwich press or grill, and cooked so that it is flat. Now, this may seem hard, because who has a special panini press? Do you really want to hunt down a panini press just to make a different kind of sandwich? Surprisingly, there is probably an appliance in your home that can be used to make a panini. For me, it was an indoor grill.
A Beginners Guide to Paninis.
You can pretty much put anything you like in a sandwich, which can then be turned into a panini, but I will help guide you on making a perfect, gourmet tasting panini. I felt like I had stepped into France after a bite of my first homemade panini.
1. Cut off 2 slices from the loaf of bread and drizzle with olive oil.
2. Place the sides on the grill and wait until it is lightly toasted and there are grill marks.
3. Once lightly toasted, take it off the grill and place on your ingredients. I did cheese on each side, tomato on each side, and basil in the middle.
4. Put the two slices together and then place it on the grill, Bring the top down and press on the panini. Leave it to grill for 6-8 minutes. It should be flat, have press marks, and the cheese should be melted.
5. Cut your sandwich in half and enjoy!
Question of the day:
What do you averagely eat for lunch?