Serrano Piquillo Manchego Panini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

4 slices good quality ciabatta or sandwich bread

4 slices thinly sliced serrano ham, if not available use any good quality smoked ham

4 slices manchego cheese

4 piquillo peppers, roughly chopped, if not available use regular roasted peppers

Directions

  1. Preheat your panini press or sandwich maker or nonstick skillet.
  2. Arrange the bread slices on your cutting board. Place 1 slice of cheese on top of 2 of the bread slices; sprinkle the chopped piquillo peppers on top of the cheese. Top that with the 2 slices of ham, and finish it off with the last slices of cheese. Top with remaining bread -- no need for butter! Arrange the sandwiches in your sandwich maker or panini press; cook until the outside is golden brown and the cheese has melted. If using a nonstick skillet, once the sandwiches are in the pan, top with a piece of foil and then pop a tea kettle half filled with water on top of the foil. This will weigh the sandwiches down and give you that panini effect without a machine. If using a skillet, you'll have to flip the sandwiches.