Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Snack Worth Napping For

What to do on a day off work.... what to do.... what to do.... It's times like these that you don't have homemade bread dough in your fridge for nothing. So I put it to work and made these babies from scratch. What to do next? Well, nap. Obviously.



Your premade boule dough, see recipe here, or a french bread purchased elsewhere
Gruyere cheese ($3.43)
Red onion ($0.40)
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil

The Grand Total: $3.83 for as many paninis as that block of cheese will make ya (or your stomach can handle)


Use the recipe for boule dough here, mixing rosemary into the ingredients before you add flour. After the dough is made (warning: read the recipe first, you should make the bread in significant advance of expected hunger).

Slice your red onions thinly and caramelize them by sauteeing them on medium low heat over 1 tablespoon or so of olive oil for 5-10 minutes, stirring once, until they start to brown. Then, add about 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and stir them up again. Let them cook for another 5 minutes or so.

Heat up your George Forman or grill pan, if you have them. If not, a sautee pan works fine. Slice up some gruyere cheese and your French bread. Assemble little paninis with the caramelized onions, and gruyere. Then grill, using a little bit of butter on your sautee pan if you're not using a grill.

Bon appetit!

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