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Total Time
15 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Photo: Thomas J. Story

How to Make It

Step 1

Mix tapenade with orange zest and chile flakes in a small bowl.

Step 2

Layer mozzarella with tapenade on 2 bread slices. Top with remaining slices.

Step 3

Butter outsides of each sandwich.

Step 4

Heat a large well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or a large, heavy nonstick pan over medium heat for a minute.

Step 5

Place sandwiches in skillet and cook until golden-brown underneath, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until it's just as toasty. Low and slow is the key. Cheese will probably ooze out, but that's okay. It gives the sandwiches a nice crunchy fringe.

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