Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 mins
From cheesesoffrance.com. Posting for ZWT8- France
- 10 1⁄4 inches slice bread
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
- 16 1⁄4 inches slice camembert cheese or 16 1⁄4 inches brie cheese
- Heat olive oil and cracked pepper over low heat. Turn off heat and let infuse for 10 minutes.
- Place sliced cheese on half of the bread slices (making sure the cheese comes to the edge of the crust). Place top slice on each sandwich and put them together so they are crust to crust. Cover all the sandwiches with a layer of plastic wrap and place a medium cutting board on top of sandwiches to gently weigh them down for 15 minutes.
- Using a pastry brush, thoroughly brush surface of both faces of the sandwich with the pepper oil.
- Preheat a Panini griddle on low or a medium saute pan over low heat. Wipe surface with a little oil. Place sandwiches in griddle or pan and cook until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes per side until cheese is melted. Keep heat low so bread doesn't burn.
- Serve with tomato soup.
Made this for DS's lunch, and he said it was ultra creamy! I had to cut off a bite, and don't know if I could eat a whole sandwich....very rich, but delicious. I think I'd decrease the amount of camembert next time...it was a bit too much. Apologize for the photo....it was raining cats and dogs and very dark. Made for ZWT8.
This was a nice lunch today. I found the amount of Camembert to be too much and had to take most of it off. I just loved the peppered oil though and will definitely use that in recipes to come. I used a panini press (not the flat griddle plates) but didn't close it. The grill marks look nice and it worked just great. Made for ZWT8. Thanks CJAY! :)
I made this with a thick toast on my GF grill, as I don't have a panini press/pan. I did use the lowest setting, and weighted the top with a heavy pan. The grill marks were nice, but I couldn't get the bread darker, as the cheese runneth over! That was an 'operator error'. Just loved the pepper-infused oil. This was a really tasty sandwich, as is, and next time I may add some some seasonings or try to 'amp' it up a bit! Thanks for sharing, CJAY!