Thick As a Brick...... Panini

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by PetsRus

The main reason for posting this recipe is that I want to share this cooking method for Panini with you. This easy trick will give you a perfect Panini as an end result and you don’t have to have a special grill…..just a brick wrapped in aluminum foil!!! Use this or your own favorite Panini recipe, mix and match ingredients or use whatever you have at hand.

Top Review by Caroline Cooks

I'm beginning to think that you don't have any recipes less than 10 stars, Pets. Awesome sandwich! I had a wee bit of problem turning it, because it was sooo tall and long, but did. Only ate half at lunch yesterday and the other today. HUGE sandwich and every bite was MMMMM. Made for Pets Support Cook-a-Thon in Cooking Photos. BTW, I used a cast iron grill pan with a cast iron skillet as a weight. LOL

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You will also need: 1 brick wrapped in aluminum foil.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard and herbs.
  3. Spread on one side of the bread slices.
  4. Build your sandwich in this order: Gruyere, turkey, tomato, salami and end with the mozzarella.
  5. Heat one tablespoon of oil, medium heat, in a frying pan that is large enough to hold the bread, add the bread to the pan and place the brick on top.
  6. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, make sure the heat is not too high, you don’t want to burn the bread.
  7. Remove the brick and bread from the pan, and add the other tablespoon of oil.
  8. Return the bread to the pan to brown the other side, place the brick on top again and continue to fry until browned to your liking.
  9. Remove the brick…and serve!

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