Panino di Prosciutto e Caprese al Mattone
Recipe type: Panini, Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian, Italian-American
Serves: 1 Sandwich
  • Prosciutto, which style and amount is up to you
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced, to taste
  • Fresh tomatoes, sliced, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, to taste
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • Italian bread, use sliced pane casereccio (Italian round home style bread), sliced ciabatta or individual ciabatta.
  1. Layer the prosciutto, basil, tomatoes and mozzarella on the bottom slice and gave it a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Pour some olive oil on a plate and dip the top slice so the there’s a light coating of olive oil on all of the outer side and place it on the panini.
  3. Place the panini on a ribbed grill or grill pan oiled side down, and then dip the other slice of bread in the olive oil and replace it on the panini.
  4. Grill using a panini press. If you don’t own a panini press use a “mattone”, a standard 4-pound brick and a ribbed grill or grill pan. Cover the brick with aluminum foil and place it on the panini; grill the first side, flip and grill the second side.
Recipe by Così Italiano at