It took me awhile to decide if I should invest on the Hamilton grill since to seems easy to create a panini, so ultimately decided to purchase a nonstick grill pan skillet.
Through my exploration for a great mom/pop shop for paninis, I trailed away and discovered a torta with the same ripple effect as paninis. Suprisingly, the traditional Mexican torta was compressed and heated like an authentic panini and included panela cheese. Panela cheese is pasterized cow's milk, usually used for quesadillas and chile rellenos.
My goal would be make a torta using grill pan and regular expected panini. Would it be possible to have a Mexican based panini?
As I research about the investment in a reliable panini grill, I have to ensure the desirable external trademarks are present. These trademarks include melted cheese, and crisp finish with grill marks on the bread. The size of the grill is irrelevant to me because this will be for personal use, and not business related, so no need to invest in the $1,000 panini deluxe grill.
Clearly, I might invest on a stainless steel panini press that has non-stick features. And the best choice will be the Hamilton Beach Panini Press, which is the second best sandwich maker and the best reviews with 4.2 stars out of five stars. Let's shopping begin!
Gathering and searching for ideas for Panini sandwhiches (plural: Paninis) has allowed to question the meaning and definition of Panini. Initially, my idea of a panini included compresing ingredients with the major component of cheese. Cheese, in my opinion, being the main ingredient because it allows all the ingredients to mesh as a beautiful masterpiece. So would a panini desert with Nutella qualify as a panini?
Based on the Wiki Talk, I completely agree that Panini sandwiches can be a "pressed sandwich" and can either be served hot or cold. So, can I make a next mission will be to compare a cold panini vs a hot panini. And in my opinion, the best panini is located in the franchise "Panera." Panera will be my to go spot for expertly made paninis, then venture out to mom & pops shops for the delicious treat.
I've been a fan of paninis since I visited Italy in 2006. Of course, I indulged in various slices of pizza and cups of deli cant gelato, but the mouth-watering and foodie moment occurred when I had a panini for the first time. Once I returned home, my goal was to find a place in San Diego that could make similar paninis. I would like to make them instead of purchase my panini. My ultimate favorite is located in Chula Vista's authentic Italian restaurant, La Bella Pizza Garden. La Bella has been around since 1955. I will use their panini as a baseline, in which I have to transform into a master of paninis.