Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hot Grilled Deliciousness

I have been wanting a panini grill for some time now but really don't need another appliance in my kitchen. I was looking at a particular model in a magazine and it reminded me that I have a small George Foreman grill put up in a cabinet collecting dust. OMG! That little grill is makes amazing hot, grilled sandwiches. I'm so excited!

For yesterday's lunch I sliced homemade whole wheat bread into 1/4 inch thick slices (my homemade bread is quite a bit more dense than that fluffy package stuff) and lightly spread the outside with unsalted butter (no more than 2 teaspoons total for 4 pieces of bread.) For each sandwich I layered one slice of bread with one slice of light Lorraine cheese, brown and spicy mustard on mine, light mayo on Rob's, Trader Joe's roasted piquillo peppers (you must try these,) 2 slices of rosemary ham, a nice thick layer of whole leaf spinach, 2 slices of pastrami, topped with the second slice of bread. Making sure the butter layers are facing out, I grilled each sandwich until it was golden brown, warm and toasty, about 3-5 minutes.

I promise some food porn next time I make them because those beauties were gone before I even thought about where my camera was.

I can see that old grill getting lots of use to transform the daily sandwich into something super delicious. I bet it would be great to grill wraps, too. Just think, a homemade, healthy version of the infamous "grilled stuffed burrito!" Oh, the possibilities.

What are your favorite sandwich fixin's?


  1. You know I never thought to use my foreman grill for sandwiches! I thought it would burn the bread to a crisp. Good to know!

  2. Andra, how do you "spray" butter on your bread? I'd love to have a little tool that does this, but melted butter doesn't stay, well, MELTED! lol

  3. You must have misread, seattlerunnergirl, because I "spread" the butter, not sprayed it. :) I have a butter bell that keeps the butter fresh at room temperature. I love it!

  4. Ah, yes, I'm a dork - thanks for clearing that up! lol