August is Panini month! One of my favorite panini's comes from a local bakery called Edgar's. In addition to wonderful sandwiches, Edgar's has the best strawberry cake - EVER! I always get an Edgar's strawberry cupcake for my birthday.
My panini of choice at Edgar's is the Marilyn Monroe. Edgar's describes it as "Hot steaming sliced breast of chicken with pepperoni and melted mozzarella cheese on toasted cheddar bread with marinara dipping sauce." I describe it as "YUM". How could I not love this sandwich?! It combines my love of chicken and pizza.
I decided to make an at-home version. I don't own a panini press, but I do have a grill press. I used the grill press to press down the sandwiches in my grill pan. They turned out great!! We both loved the sandwich. I might even say that my version was better than the original!
The Marilyn Monroe
2 slices Pepperidge Farms Soft Sourdough bread
5 slices turkey pepperoni
2 slices mozzarella cheese
5 slices deli chicken meat
pizza sauce for dipping
Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread and sprinkle with garlic powder. Put one piece of mozzarella cheese each non-buttered side of bread. Top one side with pepperoni and chicken. Place the remaining slice of bread butter side up ontop of meat. Place butter-side down in heated grill pan. (I used a grill press to press the sandwich down in the pan) Flip and grill until golden brown. Serve with heated pizza sauce.