deep fried veggie panini

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By Sherri Williams
from Crestview, FL

A delicious veggie sammie made with the letters M,O,P,T,A of the alphabet for this week's sammie challenge...M-mushoooms,O-onions, P-peppers, T-tomatoes & A-arugula. I know whatcha saying...she figured out how to make what should have been a totally healthy sammie a "fatty & yummy" sammie, well you are correct and it was so worth it. Don't beat me up too bad because I did have my veggies..LOL This is healthy to the eyes. Cooking with Passion,sw:)

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For deep fried veggie panini

  • 8 slice
    roasted red peppers
  • 8 oz
    portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lg
    red onion, sliced
  • 2 md
    green tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 slice
    asiago cheese
  • 1 c
    whole buttermilk
  • 1 c
    cornmeal mix
  • 2 Tbsp
    greek seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 c
    mayo
  • 1 Tbsp
    pesto, heaping
  • 2 tsp
    tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin, divided
  • 2-3 oz
    arugula**toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tsp of greek seasoning**
  • 4
    ciabatta rolls, sliced and brushed with 2 tbsp of olive oil
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How To Make deep fried veggie panini

  • 1
    heat your fryer to 350 degrees. in a small bowl combine milk, sriracha and greek seasoning. in amother small bowl, add cornmeal mix and greek seasoning. dredge peppers and tomates in milk then seasoned cornmeal mix. deep fry until golden brown. in a heated skillet add 2 tbsp olive oil, saute mushrooms until golden brown add onions and continue to fry until the onions turn golden brown.
  • 2
    in a small bowl combine, mayo, tomato paste & pesto. Build your Sammie: spread mayo mixture on slice bread, followed by tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, onions, peppers & arugula salad. in heated grill pan place down sammies, grill until golden brown and cheese begans to melt. flip once. if using a panini grill, no flipping necessary
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