Sandwiches are a big part of our lives here. My husband LOVES sandwiches. So much that twice a year we have “Sandwich Week.” One around Father’s Day and one around his birthday. I find a panini press is another gadget/machine I absolutely do not need. First of all, I don’t have any more cabinet space for another machine, the necessities fill up more than every inch. And secondly, it is SO easy to press a sandwich.
- Make your sandwich
- Put it in your hot pan
- Put a piece of aluminum foil on top of your sandwich (this is just to keep everything clean.
- Put another heavy skillet (one that is smaller in diameter than the original pan) on top of your foil. A cast iron skillet works great here. Don’t have cast iron, no problem! Put any pan on top of your sandwich then a teapot filled with water on top of that one. Sometimes I use both just for good measure, but you definitely don’t have to.
- Don’t forget to flip your sandwich halfway through. Enjoy!