Ham, cheese, peaches and honey...doesn't that sound good?? It so was. I've grown to love panini's over the years. I never really cared for them, but the more I make them, the more I like them.
Just by sticking a sandwich into that hot little press, you've made an otherwise boring lunch into something fancy (yes, I think of panini's as a 'fancy lunch'...hush).
I'm not usually a big peach eater, but I do like them, so I was glad to find a recipe that incorporated them. Turns out Jesse looooooves peaches. Who knew? So now I've been buying them in the can and giving them to him as an after dinner snack. He damn near eats the whole can! So while this recipe was a tasty little find for lunch, it was also a nice discovery finding something new that Jesse will eat...Win!
'Country Ham and Peach Panini'
Source: Adapted from My Recipes
4 slices of callah bread (or preferred type of bread)
Freshly ground pepper
4 slices fontina cheese
4 oz thinly sliced country ham
1 medium peach, unpeeled and sliced
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1. Spread each slice of bread with mustard, and sprinkle with desired amount of freshly ground pepper.
2. Layer with cheese, ham, peaches, and, if desired, honey. Top with remaining bread slices, and press together gently. Brush sandwiches with olive oil.
3. Place sandwiches in preheated panini press and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.