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Monday, July 20 2009

Have you heard of panini? What makes them so popular? What are the ingredients needed for panini? How are they cooked? These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself when you hear the words, panini. If you want to know more about panini, then this article will provide the top three most important facts about them.

-What are panini?
Panini are very popular especially in Italy. They are sandwiches with an added twist and distinct taste which makes them special compared to our ordinary sandwiches. Panini are made from a loaf of bread like ciabatta or sourdough. The loaf is cut and then stuffed with different fillings of your choice, be it vegan, chicken or meat. Panini are very healthy and they can be an excellent alternative to a high-fat diet. In addition, they are very easy to prepare since it is just like preparing yourself your usual sandwich, only that panini offer many choices when it comes to the filling. With panini, you can say goodbye to your boring peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwiches.

-What are the ingredients?
The best thing about panini is that you have a choice when it comes to the filling. Everything is definitely up to you. You are your own boss when it comes to making them. You may have vegetable panini and fill your bread with your favorite vegetables like sliced onions, sliced green peppers, sliced olives, lettuce, and mushroom or roasted vegetable like zucchini or eggplant. You can also fill your panini with fish, chicken or pork and add vegetables or even fruits like pineapple and tomatoes. In addition, you can use different cheeses like mozzarella, Swiss cheese, and cheddar. You may even add mayonnaise or your favorite dressing.

-How are panini cooked?
Although you can eat your panini directly after filling them, it is recommended that you grill them using a panini grill or press. You can have tastier and crispier panini if you grill them for around five to ten minutes, depending on how thick your panini are. Just remember to avoid overcooking your panini or stuffing them with too many ingredients that they may become soggy. Eat your panini while they are hot off the grill.

Panini are indeed a great way to prepare your sandwiches. Just remember what they are, their ingredients, and how they are cooked so you can make your own with ease. Panini provide bread lovers a new way to enjoy their sandwiches.

Sabrina Rocca
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