Ham and Cheese Panini

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Ham and cheese is a classic sandwich combination. We give this panini a slight French flair by adding Dijon mustard and cheese sauce (Mornay), which melt into a perfectly oozy filling.

Ham and Cheese Panini

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Yield: 4 large sandwiches
Published: 12/27/2012

Ingredients

Sauce

Filling

  • 8 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, optional

Bread

Directions

1) To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan set over medium-high heat.

2) Add the flour, stirring to incorporate. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly, until a thick sauce forms.

3) Bring to a gentle simmer then add the cheese, stirring until it melts.

4) To make the sandwiches: Spread the warm sauce on one side of half the bread slices.

5) Top the sauce with a slice of ham, then a slice of cheese.

6) Spread the Dijon mustard on one side of the remaining slices of bread, and place them mustard-side-down onto the cheese.

7) Heat an electric panini griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.

8) Spread the top of the sandwich with butter, and place it butter-side down onto the hot surface.

9) Spread butter on the other side of the bread, then close the griddle or cover the pan with a lid.

10) Toast the sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes on one side, flip it over, and toast for another 3 to 5 minutes until it's as golden as you like. Remove from the pan, and serve warm.

Yield: 4 large sandwiches.

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