Basic Grilled Panini
This is a great grilled sandwich! Panini get their character or distinct look from the grill marks on the sandwich. I serve it with soup or even salad. This is the basic recipe. Enjoy!
This basic recipe is easily changed up with prosciutto, salami, or even turkey. This is also great as a veggie sandwich.
You can substitute French bread for Italian bread, if preferred.
You can substitute extra-virgin olive oil for the extra-light olive oil, if preferred.
You can use spreadable cheese in place of mayonnaise, if preferred.
You can use this recipe to make multiple sandwiches; assemble them ahead of time, grill, and place in a warm oven until serving.
I recommend a George Forman(R) grill because it eliminates the need for flipping. If you don't have a grill pan, use a regular cast iron or nonstick skillet.