These sandwiches are sweet, savory, grown up cheesy goodness. Since fresh figs are in season, I completely omitted the fig preserves and used fresh figs (quartered) drizzled with a little agave nectar to try and replicate the sweetness of what the preserves would bring. To add just a a little more zing, I also used about 1/2 - 1 tsp per sandwich of dijon mustard spread on one side of the bread. Was completely out of Italian bread, so substituted some crusty kaiser rolls instead. Two of the rolls were slighted toasted on the grill (left over from a burger night) and really added a nice slightly smokey taste to the sandwich. Keeper for our family.
I really loved the flavors of this. My husband was not as big of a fan, but I thought it was really tasty. I will say, for how many calories/how much fat was in it, it wasn't terribly filling. I will definitely make again (and eat my husband's share)! If you're not worried about calories, double he filling!
This recipe was okay. This was my first time using prosciutto, and, I must say, I'm not really a fan so far. Next time, I'll probably just use some regular, good ole honey ham. Fig preserves are always a nice touch, but I think I skimped on them this time, using maybe 3/4 a tablespoon instead of a whole tablespoon (I didn't measure). When I make this again, I'll be sure to use more, rather than less. I think some caramelized onions might add a little more depth to the sandwich, as well.
This sandwich is fantastic! I make them for lunch at work using a toaster oven - which actually seems to work better than grilling them. I added fresh figs to the sandwich as well.
This panini is fantastic! I love the way the proscuitto, fontina cheese, and fig preserves work together to create such a rich and mouth watering taste. This is by far my favorite sandwich. My family and I make sandwiches for dinner sometimes and I always ask for this one. It is easy to make and you can impress anyone you make it for because the flavors create a sophisticated taste you don't want to end!
These were GREAT! I made the sandwiches before work, then toasted them in our toaster oven at lunch time. Worked like a charm! Would DEFINITELY make again! Might try a less expensive meat next time.