Prep 12 mins
Cook 16 mins
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis from Everyday Italian at DS's request.
- 8 ounces gruyere, shredded
- 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 12 ounces turkey, sliced
- 12 slices whole wheat bread or 12 slices sourdough bread, crusts removed
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- Add the cheese, butter, mustard, and garlic to food processor. Blend until thick, smooth and spreadable.
- Spread the cheese mixture over 1 side of each bread slice.
- Arrange the turkey slices over the cheese mixture on half of the bread slices.
- Top with the remaining bread slices and press gently.
- Cut the sandwiches in half.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Cook half of the sandwiches until golden brown , about 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer to serving platter and tent with foil to keep them warm.
- Repeat with remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and sandwiches.
- Serve immediately.
Very good...rich. I am a huge Giada fan and make her recipes often. The spread in this sandwich is amazing, although very strong thanks to the gruyere. I would have liked the addition of something more in the sandwich rather than just turkey, and will likely add more next time. The cheese spread is the star so whatever is added cannot compete with the flavor. Made it on my panini press and with sourdough. Yummy! Thanks for posting!
This is the most delicious sandwich. I saw the episode when Giada made it and I was going to post it if you hadn't. She said that at Harry's Bar they make it with ham and they add Worcestershire sauce to the gruyere mix. I used smoked turkey and added 1 tsp Worcestershire. I love how crispy the bread gets in olive oil.
Simple, lovely flavor. The swiss, garlic & dijon blended together with that nice pan grilled taste makes this a winner. Great for when friends stop over as you can keep every on hand to throw it together. Can't get enough of this sandwich.