Oven Fried Parsnips and Cheese Steak Panini with Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's

Diane Atherton


Using the 2 ingredients (parsnips and chives) provided for the sammie challenge, I decided to build and grill a panini.

I used leftover Iron Skillet Steak from our meal the night before, adding Oven Fried Parsnips, Chive Butter Sauce, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, cream cheese and a zesty mozzarella cheese to bring this zesty sammie together.

This is a spicy blend and the heat is controlled by the cook. Spice it or tone it down!


Oven Fried Parnips was inspired from Bonnie Dare's Oven Fries. I served this sammie with a side of Bonnie's Oven Fries.


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2 to4
25 Min
30 Min
Sandwich Press



  • 1 large
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

  • 4 oz
    leftover new york strip (or other meat of choice) already cooked
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream cheese
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/3 large
    onion, sliced
  • 1/3 large
    red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 c
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp
    chive butter sauce
  • 4 slice
    sour dough bread (these were large slices)
  • 3 to 4 oz
    mozzarella cheese ( i used a zeasty marinated by cappiello)

How to Make Oven Fried Parsnips and Cheese Steak Panini with Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel the parsnip and slice into long thin slices; place in ice water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Combine kosher salt, cayenne pepper and italian seasoning in large ziploc bag.
  4. Drain parsnips and pat dry; place in ziploc bag with seasonings; shake to coat. Drizzle EVOO over parsnips; shake and press season onto parsnips evenly coating. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until fork tender.
    If using leftover Cast Iron Skillet Steak - Dee Dee's as I did, thinly slice it; place in small omelete size skillet. Add cream cheese and 1 Tbsp of Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's. Heat over a med-low heat until cheese and butter are melted; stir to combine; set aside.
  7. In another skillet; add about 2 Tbsp Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's, sliced onions, peppers and mushrooms. Heat at a medium heat until onion are caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
    I used a cast iron skillet and a cast iron panini press to grill this sammie.
  9. Heat skillet and press at a medium heat until good and hot.
  10. Assemble sammie by smearing Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's on outsides of bread.
  11. Working on waxed paper or a paper plate build your sammie. Arrange layers of steak, onion mixture, a slice or 2 of oven fried parsnips and top with zesty mozzarella cheese and then place the other piece of bread on top.
  12. Place sammie on hot skillet and place hot press on top of sammie. Grill until golden brown and cheese has melted, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Time my vary; watch close to ensure you don't burn.

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About Oven Fried Parsnips and Cheese Steak Panini with Chive Butter Sauce - Dee Dee's

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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