Ham, Swiss and Pesto Panini


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This is so easy, but so good.  You can use a grill with a foil-covered brick if you don't have a press. The key here is to use a good quality pesto. Oh, and to make it truly outstanding, you have to invite me over.

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  • 2 slices French bread
  • 1 tsp. pesto sauce homemade, preferably
  • 1 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Roma tomato, sliced
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • 2 thin slices ham, Black Forest works well
  • Olive oil, a thin layer on outside of each bread slice

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Preheat the panini press. Coat the one side of each bread slice with olive oil.  This will help prevent the sandwich from sticking to the press/grill.

Mix the mayonnaise with the pesto and spread on the other side of each bread slice. (I admit to adding an extra teaspoon of pesto) On that, layer the remainder in the following order Swiss, tomato, ham. Close sandwich, pop it in the panini press, close, count to 240 or thereabouts... and EAT.

Yield: 1 sandwich

Sandi Kafka, Arcadia, CA

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