Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella - BigOven 165699

Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

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4 review(s) averaging 4.8. 75% would make again

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quick, easy summer panini

"the proscuitto is like thin bacon :-) it cooks really fast and the sandwich comes out very nice.

a sandwich press, like a cuisineart sells for $50 dollars and makes this recipe easier.
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- good_shepherd

Ingredients

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1 12-oz loaf French bread; cut in half horizontally
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh basil; chopped
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese; shredded, divided
2 ounces prosciutto; very thinly sliced
2 plum tomatoes; thinly sliced
Cooking spray

Original recipe makes 4

Servings  

Preparation

1. Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Spread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise over cut side of each bread half. Sprinkle basil and 1/2 cup cheese on bottom half of loaf. Top evenly with prosciutto, tomato slices, and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Cover with top half of loaf. Cut filled loaf crosswise into 4 equal pieces.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten sandwiches. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook).

Notes

Use hollowed-out focaccia or ciabatta, or try different herbs and cheese, for example

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tammyeberhart 1 year ago
Quick easy meal or snack on hectic days.
Handyman077 1 year ago
the proscuitto is like thin bacon :-) it cooks really fast and the sandwich comes out very nice. a sandwich press, like a cuisineart sells for $50 dollars and makes this recipe easier.
good_shepherd 2 years ago
Use hollowed-out focaccia or ciabatta, or try different herbs and cheese, for example [I posted this recipe.]
deeder5 6 years ago
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