Wild Mushroom Melt Panini

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

  • 1½ tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2½ cups sliced wild mushrooms, such as shiitake, chanterelle or porcini
  • 1 small green pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced shallots
  • ½ pound Gruyère or Swiss cheese, sliced
  • 8 slices rye bread, sliced from a dense bakery loaf
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • salt + pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and thr small green pepperand cook (4-5 minutes) until there are fragrant. Add mushrooms and cook 3-4 minutes, or until softened and browned. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  3. For each sandwich: Spread butter on two slices of bread to flavor the outside of the sandwich. Flip over one slice and top the other side with cheese, the mushrooms-shallots-mix and more cheese. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.
  4. Grill the panini, two at a time, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted, 4 to 5 minutes.


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