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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Turkey and avocado Panini

Do you know that I have to look up the spelling of panini every time I mention them? It is one word that I have a hard time with.  Also did you know that in Italy a  Panini or Panino is a sandwich that is made with bread other then sliced bread.  They use bread like chiabatta,rosetta or baguette.  They are filled with deli meat and cheese or other foods and often are served warm after being put in a warming press.
 Here in United States and  Canada we have adopted the word for any type of sandwich that is pressed or toasted.  ( Panini)  So sayng that is a grilled cheese sandwich that a I make in my panini press a grilled cheese panini sandwich?  Not sure and I am even not sure if this sandwich  that I am writing about is really a panini but that is what I am going to call it... I did use french bread, although I sliced the bread and probably should have just cut it horizontally and then maybe it would have been a real panini.. Well, maybe not! You decide.
I do know that whether or not this is really a panini it is good...


Turkey and Avocado Panini 

2 slices French Bread cut thick
left over turkey
onions
1/4 avocado
1/2 ounce Monterey Pepper Jack cheese
1 ounce Tillamook Chedder cheese
2 tsp Henri Bacon and Tomato dressing
butter or olive oil
Cut French bread thick, spread dressing on both inside slices.  Add turkey, onions, avocado, and cheeses to sandwich.  Spread butter or olive oil to outside of sandwich and place in press. My panini press tells me when it is done, but you would cook them until the bread is a crusty brown colour.
 You can also make this in a pan and press your sandwich down with your spatula.  A George Foreman grill would also work great.

Ready to cook

My panini press is a Bella Cucina.


Enjoy!

Marlys


12 comments :

  1. Good Evening Marlys, I have to say, I really do not mind if you have not made your panini in the traditional way, looking at the photos.....it looks delicious, I love how a couple of big fat slices of baguette have turned into a smaller panini bursting with flavour. I love it.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. Now that looks yummy! I use our George Foreman grill and it works great.

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    1. Thanks Elena, A george foreman grill would work great I am sure.

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  3. YUM!! This looks great - I love turkey and avocado sandwiches!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.. I love avocado in most sandwiches.

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  4. I never thought I'd want one of those machines, but your photo might have changed my mind ;-)

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    1. Joann, I think it would be worth it but you can always use a George Foreman too and get the same results.

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