France Meets Italy Panini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

1 stick (8 tablespoons) European butter, at room temperature

2 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan

1 baguette, halved crosswise and then lengthwise

12 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto cotto 

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler to high.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, mix together the butter and 1 1/2 cups of the Parmesan in a medium bowl. Spread the mixture evenly on the cut sides of the baguette quarters, then sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup Parmesan.
  3. Place the baguettes, cut-side up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until golden brown and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and allow to cool.
  4. Pile the prosciutto cotto on top of the baguettes. Slice each quarter into 4 pieces. Serve open-faced.