Thursday, February 3, 2011

Provolone-Stuffed Toast with Ham and Broccoli

There's something very comforting about oozy cheese. If you eat it with some lovely green broccoli florets, you'll soothe your conscience too. The ham is not just for decoration - if you are skilled enough to cut a pocket in your toast without completely mutilating it, by all means insert the ham with the cheese before grilling on the panini press. Or you can just put the ham on top and eat it like an open faced sandwich, which is just as delicious and easier! Other possible toppings include sliced tomato, caramelized onions, a fried egg, and anything you personally find delicious (excluding soft serve ice cream).

Provolone-Stuffed Toast with Ham and Broccoli
1 thick slice wheat Seven Stars Bread
2 slices provolone cheese
1 thin slice ham
5 or so steamed broccoli florets
1 pickle wedge

1. Using a knife, carefully cut a pocket in the bread. (If it's too difficult, try toasting the bread first to get it crunchy on the surface, and then cut a slit)
2. Insert the cheese.
3. Lightly spray a panini press with nonstick spray, and press the bread with cheese inside for 1 minute, or until golden grill marks form and the cheese is melted.
5. Serve with broccoli, pickle, and ham. You can top the toast with ham or any other delicious toppings you can think of.