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Brie and Proscuitto Panini Sandwich

Panini sandwiches, made with brie cheese, caramelized onions, prosciutto, and fig jam.
Course: Main Dish
Author: Cynthia

Ingredients

  • Firm bread like sourdough or a crusty Italian pane.
  • Brie I decided to splurge a bit more and go for a French brie, which was a little runnier and richer looking than the firmer California brie.
  • Fig jam. If you can't find this locally their are many places on line that sell it including E.Waldo Ward's.
  • Proscuitto
  • Carmelized onions

Instructions

  • To assemble the panini, brush top and bottoms of bread with olive oil. The outer sides of the panini need to be oiled to get a nice golden outside.
  • Spread a layer of fig jam on one inner side of bread.
  • Spread a layer of brie on one inner side.
  • Add a layer of proscuitto.(omit proscuitto for the vegetarian version)
  • Top with carmelized onions and remaining slice of bread.
  • Grill under a panini press. If you don't have a panini grill, grill it in a skillet, pressing down with a smaller skillet or spatula. After all, a panini is just a fancy Italian word for "grilled cheese sandwich".