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Sep 24, 2008 06:50 PM

Best Panini recipes?

Got a new panini pan.
Gimme your champ panini, gang!

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  1. My favorite is smoked chicken breast, roasted red pepper, havarti cheese and basil or pesto. Yum! I can get a whole smoked chicken breast at a local market that I shred and use. I think I will make these this weekend!!!

    1. Veggie panini, meat panini, fusion panini, dessert panini-I'd love to see 'em all!

      More gang!

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      1. re: Diana

        what types of breads does everyone use? what's your favorite and not so favorite?

        1. re: lrbarbie

          Ciabatta is ideal but baguette works well, honestly any hearty bread works. I've never tried something flimsy like wonderbread but I'd think it'd disintegrate.

      2. Garlicky broccoli rabe over thinly sliced pork topped with sharp provolone cheese on sliced french or italian country bread basted with EVOO. Put in press until the provolone starts to ooze.

        1. Ciabatta bread is ideal. Also a good quality provolone cheese.

          My favorite is slices of roasted portobellos, garlicy tapenade, pickled banana peppers, arugula, and provolone.

          Other ingredients I've used include boursin cheese, a dip or spread you might have in fridge (e.g., spinach dip is delish), roasted red peppers and pickled onions.

          1. I got my press not long ago and was inspired by what was in my fridge:

            Grilled eggplant slices with grilled purple onion, bell peppers, and a thin slice of mozza. Brushed the veggies lightly with evoo and balsamic and grilled them in the press, assembled the sandwich and grilled to toasty melty perfection.

   recently had a turkey, cranberry & brie panini that I'm going to try after Thanksgiving :)