Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Another gorgeous panini from our dear friend Josh. This one uses the brilliant pairing of fresh and fried onion rings to accentuate the savory-ness of the beef.
A note about lettuce:
Josh: "No lettuce."
The rest of us: "Why not?"
Josh: "Because it's not that kind of sandwich."
Moral of the story: If you want a sandwich with lettuce, look elsewhere. The star here is the meat, so please don't skimp on the protein; you might offend the sandwich.
Josh's Beef and Onion Panini
2 slices wheat bread
3-5 slices hot pastrami
1 slice roast beef
2 fried onion rings
2 fresh onion rings
2 slices American cheese
1. Assemble the sandwich.
2. Press in panini press until golden brown grill marks appear (3-5 minutes).
3. Slice in half and enjoy with a generous plateful of salad tossed lightly in balsamic vinegar, and/or a tall glass of water.*
*these are optional, but according to Josh the sandwich packs a hearty punch of saltiness that will likely make you crave something along the lines of mixed greens/water (lettuce on the side, however, not inside the sandwich).