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"!


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10 Min
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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.

How to Make Fireside Focaccia Sammie Margarita


  • 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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