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#787613 - 10/12/12 05:36 PM Panini Without a Press
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Panini Without a Press

What can you do if you have a craving for a Panini sandwich, but you don't have a press? You can always grill the sandwich. That works. However, what do you do if you want those sandwich fillings pressed together? This article will tell you how to make that Panini without a press!

Panini Without a Press


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#787614 - 10/12/12 05:38 PM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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This one is for the Panini fans who live quiet lives of Panini induced desperation without a Panini press!

Seriously, try this carefully; use potholders on those iron handles.
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#787624 - 10/13/12 06:05 AM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Great idea, but I go the simpler route using a frying pan, cover it with the cover and use a little butter. As I grill each side I press the sandwich down with a spatula. Not the same thing, but it works in a pinch for a quick, hot sandwich.
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#787652 - 10/13/12 08:00 AM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Nice method. I use this, too.

Lori wanted a press idea, and the iron skillets will definitely press!
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#787654 - 10/13/12 08:09 AM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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They sure would press, and would make a better tasting sandwich too, I'd bet.

I can't use cast iron skillets on a smooth glass topped stove, but if I had another type of stove I would try it.
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#787656 - 10/13/12 08:36 AM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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I love those glass topped stoves. My mother-in-law has had one for years.

Debbie, I am such a klutz that the glass would probably need to be replaced in a month. Give me a gas stove where I can spray grease all over the place toasting hot dogs!
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#787804 - 10/14/12 07:32 PM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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THANK YOU CONNIE!!! I can't wait to try this tomorrow!!! I knew that grilling is an alternative but the thing about the panini press is that it squashes thicker bread like ciabatta and foccacia into flat, crunchy tops and bottoms!

I will try this and be sure to put on extra weights in the pan!
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#787821 - 10/14/12 08:52 PM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Make sure that the weights are metal--not plastic!!
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#787824 - 10/14/12 10:15 PM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Good reminder! LOL. Thanks!
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#787948 - 10/15/12 04:24 PM Re: Panini Without a Press [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
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Be sure to tell us about your taste treat!
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