10 Summer Sandwiches

Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Prosciutto, Nectarine and Fontina Panini on Rosemary Focaccia-
Before making it, we were pretty sure we'd like this sandwich, but we weren't positive we'd want more than a couple ... more 
Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Prosciutto, Nectarine and Fontina Panini on Rosemary Focaccia-
Before making it, we were pretty sure we'd like this sandwich, but we weren't positive we'd want more than a couple of bites. We were wrong. The sweet juicy nectarine, lightly caramelized, and salty prosciutto are a fantastic contrast, and the woodsy rosemary studding the buttery, crispy focaccia is a great complement to the fruit. Oozy fontina pulls it all together, and plenty of black pepper and arugula cut through the richness.

Prosciutto, Nectarine and Fontina Panini on Rosemary Focaccia by RaquelG

Serves 1.

1 large nectarine, pitted and peeled, cut in 1/4 inch slices
2 slices of rosemary focaccia, 1/2 inch thick
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
2 slices fontina cheese
3 to 4 slices good-quality prosciutto
Freshly ground black pepper
Small handful fresh arugula


1. Preheat an electric panini maker to high.

2. Grill the slices of nectarine on the panini maker until marks appear, 30 seconds to a minute. Do not let them get mushy! Set aside to cool.

3. Spread the butter on one side of the sliced focaccia and place butter side down on a clean plate or cutting board. Place a slice of fontina on the unbuttered side of on slice of bread less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 6:19 PM EST
10 sandwiches (some open-faced -- we're crazy like that) that are perfect for summer picnics or sprucing up a brown bag lunch.