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Fontina and Mortadella Panini

Mary Ann Esposito

Mortadella is the original "baloney" deriving its name from Bologna where it was first created. But this tasty, unique meat is no baloney!


1 stick butter softened
1/3 cup parsley leaves
Salt to taste
1 pound good focaccia bread, to make 8 slices
1 pound mortadella, sliced
1 pound fontina cheese, sliced


Process the butter, and parsley in a food processor to make a paste. Transfer to a bowl and stir in salt to taste.

Spread the parsley butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Top each of 4 slices with mortadella and fontina. Cover with the remaining slices.

Heat a panini maker.

Grill each panini until toated and the cheese begins to melt. With a sharp knife cut each panini in half and then each haf diagonally.

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    Robin Martinez

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    The photo shown is not of the panino in the recipe.

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