Making a panini is a fun Job. Panini is a Sandwich that is made with Italian bread. It is a lot like a Sandwich but with some key differences. Some would argue it to be even better than a sandwich but that ultimately depends on your preference. If you are looking for a recipe for making a delicious panini sandwich at home, then you are in the right place.
Here is a step by step guide for you that you can use to make panini sandwiches at home!
Here are the primary ingredients for making a panini you are going to need: ✔️ Italian Bread ✔️ Cheese ✔️ Olive Oil ✔️ Meat (Sliced)
As for the utensils, you are going to need a panini pressing machine and a cast iron pan. The rest of the ingredients and utensils would be discussed as we go through the process
Step 1: Choose The Bread
The best way to make a panini is to go with Italian Bread. If for some reason, you can’t get Italian bread then you can use Ciabatta, Focaccia and even sourdough. You can use ordinary bread if you want to, but it is recommended that you get your hands-on Italian Bread.
Step 2: Add Olive Oil On The Inside
Now, you would need to apply the olive oil on the inside layer of the bread. You just need to make a layer so don’t overdo it. If you place too much oil, the bread would get soggy.
Step 3: Add Cheese
Now, put 2 slices of cheese along with both pieces of the sandwich bread. You can use one piece of cheese if you like. Grated cheese is also fine. Add the cheese as per your preference or for the demand of the taste that you would like.
Step 4: Add The Filling And The Flavor
Now, add the shredded or sliced meat onto the bread. Fill the bread as much as you want to. For flavor, you can use diced onion or cilantro. The amount of these 2 also depends on your preference.
Step 5: Close The Sandwich
Now, carefully close the sandwich. Make sure you don’t add too much filling, or it would simply just spill. The sandwich won’t cook properly. It is recommended that you only fill to the extent that it can hold.
Step 6: Use a Panini Press Machine
Note: This step is optional. If you don’t have a panini press machine then you can go on to the next step.
Now comes the cooking step. You’d need to preheat the panini in a panini press machine. This machine is easily available, and the use is pretty simple as well. Just place the panini in the machine for 3 to 5 minutes and you’d be done.
Step 7: Preheat The Skillet
Now, take a skillet and add a think layer of oil to it. Heat it on a relatively low temperature. You can use butter instead of oil if you want to. Both would work fine.
Step 8: Heat Another Iron Pan
Now take another cast iron pan and heat it. Make sure that it heats up properly.
Step 9: Press The Panini And Then Cook It Place the panini on the skillet and press it with the cast iron pan. This would give the same effect as the panini press machine.
Step 10: Flip The Panini And Add The Vegetables Once the bread turns reddish or brownish, flip it with a spatula. That’s it. You are good to go.
This is all there is to it. Congratulations! You have just made a delicious panini at home, all by yourself.