Have you ever tried a Panini Also known as a Panino, it is a grilled sandwich made from bread. Not the normal one, but baguette, ciabata and michetta filled with cheese, ham, mortadella and salami after horizontally cutting it. In the Food Network Magazine, there are over 50 Panini recipes, but you can also do-it-yourself at home. If you have a Panini Sandwich grill, then you are good to go.
A lot of people confuse between a Panini and a Sandwich, at the same time some might say that a Panini is a Sandwich. What is the difference? A Panini is also a Sandwich, though similar in some ways the Panini uses entire bread, while the latter uses thin slices of bread. Of course, if you look at Panini recipes you will find mouth-watering dishes, some including; Three-Meat Panini, Bacon-Date Panini, Grilled Veggie Pani, Serrano-Fig Panini and so much more.
How do you make a Panini? Depending on the ingredients you will use, you have to apply a small amount of butter or margarine on both the top and bottom part of the roll. Place your roll with all the required ingredients on the Panini sandwich grill. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until it is fully grilled on each side. Read a basic panini recipe here.
The serving temperature is usually warm or room, Paninis are mostly eaten for breakfast. Its country of Origin is Italy, but it became common in the USA in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They come in a variety, which includes;
• Vegetarian Panini
• Non-vegetarian Panini
• Vegan Panini
You can prepare it for a picnic, outing or even as your child’s school lunch. It is an easy to make meal with less complication, if you have visitors coming over and you do not want to start preparing actual meals then this is for you.
To make the perfect Panini meal, you do not have to be a chef or an expert. It all depends on the ingredients you are using, your grilling equipment and maybe a few guidelines here and there.
• Your bread should be fresh.
• The ingredient used especially the cheese and meat should be fresh.
• Make sure you apply some butter before heating it on the grill; it will look dry if you do not oil it.
• The grill should be pre-heated.
• Make sure you grill the bread till it is ready, do not remove it before hand.
• The Panini Grill should be clean before usage.
• Always set a timer to avoid burning or over-cooking.
A Panini can also be prepared in a pan; you just have to press the roll down with a pan lid. Enjoy your Panini!!