Fireside Focaccia Sammie Margarita

Susan Feliciano


This is for Sherri's Family and Friends Sandwich challenge. Nothing says Family Fun like sitting around the Fireplace and watching Football on a Sunday afternoon. Hope you all enjoy this as much as we did.

The family pronounced it "Better Than Panera"!

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
5 Min


focaccia bread pieces, split for sandwich
4 Tbsp
french dressing (see note below)
4 oz
fowl, roasted and sliced (chicken or turkey)
2 slice
fresh mozzarella cheese (or packaged if that's all you have)
fantastically large roma tomata, thinly sliced
1/2 c
fresh basil leaves
1 tsp
fine italian herbs, salt, and pepper
1 Tbsp
first press olive oil (extra virgin)


to make feliciano french dressing, stir together olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika, 1/2 tsp sugar, and herbs de provence. add salt and pepper to taste. this is *not* the orange-colored, bottled french dressing.


1Split Focaccia loaves in half to make upper and lower sandwich portions. Brush inside of each half with French dressing.
2Layer cheese, chicken, and tomato on bottom half of bread. Sprinkle with fine Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. Top with basil leaves.
3Place top bread on top and brush with olive oil. Preheat Panini press or heavy skillet. Grill sandwich in Panini press until toasty marks appear. If you don’t have a Panini press, grill in skillet on one side, then carefully flip over to grill other side.
4Enjoy around the fireplace with family and friends.

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