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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breakfast Panini's

Panini's are so fabulous to make in the summer time....and especially FOR BREAKFAST! They put a new twist on the "Breakfast Sandwich". If you are busy, like me, in the morning, breakfast is always much more pleasant to make if its quick and delicious...and this panini is just that! Try it out at your house....bet your going to love it!

Breakfast Panini

scrambled eggs
cooked breakfast meat...we like sausage or bacon
sliced cheese...we like provolone or Monterrey Jack
sourdough bread...we used my homemade bread and it worked just fine. You just don't
want to use a "Wonder" type of store bought bread or it will go mushy. You need a FIRM
avocado (optional)

*I didn't add amounts for the ingredient because they will fluctuate depending on the amount of panini's you are choosing to make. You can make 1 panini OR you can make 10....just prepare enough ingredient for the desired amount of sandwiches you choose to make.

Peel and slice the avocado, set aside. Preheat panini press (instructions on how to make these withOUT a press will follow these instructions) for 6 minutes or until "ready" light kicks on.
To make sandwiches, butter the back sides of the bread, like you would for a grilled cheese sandwich. On the inside of one slice of bread, (place in order)- 1 slice of cheese, then some scrambled eggs, sliced avocado, crumbled bacon or sausage, 1 more slice of cheese, then top with another slice of bread. (MAKE sure that the butter is on the OUTSIDE of each slice of bread).

Place sandwich in panini press and cook until bread is toasted and crisp (mine took approximately 4-5 minutes).

*To make sandwich without a press: assemble sandwich as directed above. Place sandwich in a frying pan, butter side down. Place a smaller sauce pan (the heavier the better) on top of sandwich, pressing sandwich down (I placed a large can of tomato juice (still in the can) in my sauce pan to add more weight...you could use whatever you had) Cook until the one side is browned and then turn sandwich over, repeating if necessary to melt the cheese. I've made panini's like this several times and it works like a charm.

Enjoy a bit of a change for your breakfast



  1. Oooh yum!! I think I would drizzle a little maple syrup over it after it's done to add a little sweet and salty to my breakfast panini :)