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Virginia Ham & Swiss Cheese Panini

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™


  • 4 slices rustic white bread
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 8-10 slices swiss cheese sliced thinly
  • 4-6 slices Virginia ham sliced thinly
  • 1 beefsteak tomato sliced thinly


  • Spread mayonnaise on one side of 2 pieces of bread. Add 2-3 slices cheese, 2-3 slices ham, 2 more of cheese, and a slice of tomato. Cover with the other piece of bread with mayonnaise.
  • Lightly spread mayonnaise on the outside of each side of the sandwich. Place sandwich on heated sandwich press and close. Remove once the cheese melts and it’s golden brown. Repeat for the second sandwich. Serve immediately.


If you don’t have a sandwich press, use a pan on the stove - add a second heavy pan to the top of the sandwich to press it down and flip it after a couple of minutes so both sides get toasted evenly.
Check out the KitchAnnette 101 Kitchen Hack - "How to Make Mayonnaise" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovU7jJdx1T0