Monday, January 28, 2008

Braised leek and Swiss cheese Panini

I reserved some of the braised leeks from the last post for a recipe I spotted in a magazine. I saved about a quarter cup for this delicious sandwich.

Two Christmases ago the SO bought me this awesome Panini press which also has griddle plates.

So to make this very simple sandwich all you need are the following...

A thick bread of your choice

A tasty cheese of your choice, I like this Jarlsberg.

and your reserved leeks, which I managed to not get a photo of because I was really hungry!

I sliced the cheese and put it on the bread. I then layered on the leeks and closed it up. I sprayed one slice of bread with my mister...

Once it was on the press I sprayed the other piece of bread and closed the lid. If you do not have a panini press you can just make this like a regular grilled cheese sandwich.

After about 4-5 minutes I had a delicious panini!

Serve this up with some tomato soup for good old fashioned comfort food.


  1. DOUBLE YUMM!!!! Jarlsberg is one of my favorite cheeses, and I do LOVE leeks...


  2. Yum! That looks so good. I am going to have to get a good panini press. I got one as a wedding gift but it was cheap and broke when I took it out of the box.

  3. MMMMMM. That Panini maker is the BOMB (oops, sorry, stepped back into 1992. I'm back now).

    Good to see your leek cleaning process. My ma once made a dish with leeks but she didn't wash them enough and it was like eating a bowl of dirty. Gritty dirt. Gross.


  4. That looks yummy. I wonder if it would work on the George Foreman? I will have to give it a try.

  5. oh yes, this looks lovely.

    We have a panini press but it does not have the griddle plates, it is totally smooth. I find without the griddle plates it is much easier to keep clean.

    Teenage son uses it a great deal I will tell him of this recipe.

    Because our Panini press is smooth, he cleans it in no time!

    thanks for the info on the price of Agave Syrup, we are using it a lot now. You are nearer to Mexico, so it is bound to be cheaper, but my other half says we are ripped off for everything price wise in the UK.

    Glad your SO liked the Highland Park, there are lots of others we could recommend!!

    J x

  6. That looks great. YOu are a good cook and open to trying new family would NEVER eat that. Maybe just cheese, yes.

  7. Oh I can just imagine how 'buttery' the leeks and cheese must have been!!! Yummmmm....