Really a delicious sandwich. I didnt use hoagie rolls, instead I used the Stoneground Rye from Panera Bread. I loved the flavor of the Italian dressing with the pepperoncini peppers. I didnt brush the outside with any oil and it wasnt missed in the least. I don't usually put anything on the outside when using my panini press. The flavours were absolutely yummy and I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing your recipe Ed&Theresa.
I made this last week for my 10 yr old son, whose favorite sub in the world is the Subway BMT. He wanted to try a panini, and wanted it to contain the same meats and cheese as the BMT, so when I found this recipe I knew it was a winner. I used a fresh baked ciabatta loaf from my local grocery store (fresh baked, slightly heavy but not too thick bread really works best for paninos), which I brushed lightly with olive oil on the outside. I layered the bread with pepperoni, genoa salami, ham and provolone, then grilled. After grilling I added tomato slices, lettuce, banana peppers, red onions and a homemade red wine viniagrette (just a small amount), as well as light sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and rubbed dried oregano. I cut it in half, let it rest about 5 minutes and served. Perfection!
My hubby requested an Italian Panini after having one at a restaurant. I made a few alterations but nothing too major. ;) I used sourdough bread instead of a hoagie roll, I used hot banana peppers and unfortunately my tomato had gone bad when I went to slice it so no tomato. I don't have a panini press or George Foreman grill so I just fried them in a skillet. Homemade Italian Salad Dressing was my choice for the dressing. Next time, I'll just brush the outsides with the dressing rather than using it inside and brushing the outside with olive oil. I learned that technique in Grilled Bacon and Bleu Sandwiches and it works really well. You still get the flavor of the dressing without the added oil. Maybe because it was bread instead of a roll, we thought the paninis were a bit too greasy with both the dressing and olive oil used. They were still very good and we are looking forward to having them again. Thanks!
We loved these sandwiches! The peppers and tomatoes were great additions! I used Italian seasoned Hoagie rolls from the bakery & cooked them on my GF grill. Great recipe that is sure to be repeated! Thanks!