8 ounces Gruyere, shredded
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, chopped
12 ounces sliced turkey
12 slices wheat or sourdough bread, crusts removed
6 tablespoons olive oil
Into a food processor, add the cheese, butter, mustard, and garlic. Blend until the mixture is thick, smooth and spreadable.
Spread the cheese mixture over 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange the turkey slices over the cheese mixture on 6 of the bread slices. Top sandwiches with the remaining bread slices, cheese mixture side down, pressing gently to adhere. Cut the sandwiches in half.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Cook half of the sandwiches until golden brown and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep them warm. Repeat with remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and sandwiches. Serve immediately.
These grilled sandwiches contain peanut butter, chocolate chips and chopped banana between slices of rich egg bread.
8 slices egg bread, about 1/4-1/2″ thick
2 tablespoons (unsalted) butter, melted
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 or 2 ripe, firm bananas, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Preheat a panini iron according to manufacturers directions. Brush one side of 4 of the bread slices with some of the melted butter. Place bread slices, buttered side down, on a smooth dry surface. Spread 1/4 of the peanut butter on each slice of bread. Sprinkle 1/4 of the chocolate chips over peanut butter on each bread slice. Press chips gently to adhere. Sprinkle 1/4 of the banana pieces over chocolate chips on each bread slice. Cover each with a plain bread slice. Brush each bread slice with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place sandwiches in heated panini iron and grill, according to directions, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove the panini to a cutting board and slice each sandwich diagonally in half. (If you do not have a panini iron, these sandwiches may be made using a griddle or a cast iron or other heavy skillet, turning panini halfway through cooking. Be sure to press the sandwiches with a metal spatula to flatten them as they cook.)
Number of Servings: 4 (8 panini halves) Notes: Kids love this as a dessert or snack. Grown-ups love them, too. Takes only a few minutes from start to finish.