Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Italian Breakfast Panini

I didn't do much cooking over the weekend but I did find a great way to take a simple BLT to the next level. I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs when I came across a recipe for an Italian Breakfast Panini over at Inn Cuisine. One look and I was hooked! It sounded so delicious that I bookmarked it and willed myself to remember it the next time we needed dinner in a hurry.

Well after a long day shopping with the girls while dh and ds rode dirt bikes, quick, easy and filling were definite requirements. This panini fit the bill perfectly. Cripy bacon, juicy tomatoes, fluffy scrambled eggs, spinach, cheese, all on some good whole wheat bread. And as if that wasn't enough, the bread is given an extra shot of flavor by brushing it with a mixture of olive oil and Italian seasonings. Delicious!

I also blogged about this sandwich over at my new blog The Good Life: Live Well on Less where I explore ways to save money without resorting to hideous mac 'n cheese in a box or forgoing shopping trips!

Italian Breakfast Panini
Recipe from Inn Cuisine, originally courtesy Aska Lodge B&B, adapted from Relishmag.com

3 eggs
1/8 tsp. salt
Coarsely ground black pepper
2 (3/4 oz.) slices sharp Cheddar cheese
1 small Roma tomato, thinly sliced
1 small handful baby spinach leaves
4 slices cooked bacon or Canadian bacon
2 (3/4 oz.) slices Provolone
4 slices oatmeal, sourdough, or any dense bread
Balsamic glaze
3 T Olive oil mixed with 1 tsp.Italian seasoning

Scramble eggs with salt & pepper. Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil mixture (this side will be out). Layer cheddar cheese, tomato, spinach, bacon, eggs (drizzled with Balsamic glaze) and Provolone on 2 slices of bread, top with remaining bread. Cook 3-5 minutes on panini grill or in a grill pan. Slice diagonally in half.

Yield: 2 servings or 4 half servings.


Patsyk said...

Looks like a perfect weeknight meal. I love doing a sandwich night every once in awhile.

Peter M said...

Yay...glad you liked Sandie's Panini...she's got some good stuff!

Sandie said...

I'm glad you tried this Breakfast Panini and liked it! There are so many variations you could make to the original recipe, the flavor combinations are practically endless. Next time, I'm experimenting!

Thanks also for sharing the links!

Ben said...

A breakfast panini? that's a brilliant idea! Yum yum

Andrew Selvaggio said...

I love breakfast panini!, I will have to try it! Our members would love this site!