Four-Cheese Panino with Fresh Mushrooms Saute on Foccacia

This sandwich is Chef Jun Jun's comfort food ever since he invented it seven years ago.

October 2009 | By
Four-Cheese Panino with Fresh Mushrooms Saute on Foccacia
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October 2009

Chef Jun Jun de Guzman says this sandwich is comfort food for him, ever since he invented it seven years ago in a gourmet sandwich class. All his 15 classmates enjoyed every bite! Though it’s gourmet, the four cheeses in the sandwich are readily available in leading supermarkets.

3 to 4  Prep Time 20 to 30 minutes  Grilling Time 3 minutes

For the Fresh Mushroom Sauté
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
150 grams sliced fresh button mushrooms
salt and freshly ground pepper

For the sandwich
3 to 4 pieces foccacia bread
4 slices gruyere cheese
4 slices Parmesan cheese
100 grams blue cheese, crumbled
100 grams Bel Paese, crumbled
3/4 cup fresh mushroom sauté

  Heat pan with butter, and cook onion slices until translucent. Add sliced button mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until liquid is released. Use as directed.

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2  Assemble the sandwich: Slice each foccacia into two pieces. Lay a slice of each of the cheeses and add bits of blue cheese and Bel Paese. Put fresh mushroom sauté on top and cover with the other foccacia slice.

3  Place assembled sandwich into a panini or sandwich grill and heat for 3 minutes. Serve warm.


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