My husband loves sandwiches, especially paninis. So that he could create his own panini combinations at home, I bought a panini pan and press for him at Christmas. It was love at first sight.
Since then, our entire family has used it for various lunches and dinners. However, I am not a big fan of sandwiches made with bread, as they tend to be heavy and filling. I prefer to make wraps. But just because I like wraps doesn’t mean that I want a cold sandwich.
My challenging requests for a sandwich led me to my creation of a wrap-panini. Using flatbread, I could have a lighter outside for my sandwich, while cooking it with the panini pan produced a warm, gooey sandwich. Plus, the wrap gets a light amount of crunch, which is a pleasing addition of texture.
Although the kids still prefer to make paninis with bread, I have converted my husband to the wrap-panini concept. Many days of the week, he can be found one for his lunch.
- 1 whole wheat lavash bread (or flavor of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp. mayonnaise
- 1/2 chicken breast, cooked and sliced
- 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
- smoked Gouda
- Preheat panini pan over medium heat. Spread mayonnaise down center third of wrap.
- Top with layers of chicken, apple, and cheese.
- Fold one side of bread over cheese, then other side on top. Place wrap, folded side down in pan, and cover with press.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden.
- Flip wrap, cover with press, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.