I love a good pressed sandwich/panini and then having it with fried tomatoes? Oh my! That is taking it to a whole other level for me! I went with heirloom tomatoes because my supermarket didn’t have green tomatoes. What a sin! hahaha! So I decided to give the heirloom a try and it did not disappoint. In fact, I think this is the way I am going to go from now on when I fry tomatoes. Of course, feel free to use a green tomato if you prefer.
I also added red tomatoes because they don’t have that tart, acidic flavor and balance the flavors perfectly in this panini. Adding the jalapeno pepper jack cheese gives it a hint of heat. Man! This sandwich is just perfection! You must give it a try, it’s super simple and I promise, will be in your preferred sandwich rotation forever!
Check out some of my other sandwich and Panini recipes!
Dominican Riki Taki
Smoked Turkey Club
Caprese Chicken Panini
Fried Heirloom Tomato Panini
- Sandwich Press/Panini Maker
- Slice the tomatoes and set aside.
- Place cornmeal in a shallow plate.
- Add adobo and cornmeal. Mix in well.
- Place eggs in a shallow plate and whisk well.
- Dredge heirloom/green tomatoes in the egg wash and then the cornmeal mixture. Set aside on a plate.
- Fry the cornmeal dredge tomatoes in corn oil that's been heated over medium high heat. Give it a couple of minutes on each side.
- Once done, place tomatoes on a paper towel lined plate.
Assemble the sandwich
- Preheat the panini maker.
- For each sandwich, place two slices side by side.
- Place 2 slices of the jalapeño pepper jack cheese on each slice.
- Place two fried tomatoes on one side and two slices of red tomato slices on the other side.
- Bring the two sides together.
- Spray the panini maker with butter spray.
- Place the sandwich in the panini press.
- Press until golden brown. (times vary depending on device)
- Once done, split in two and enjoy with chips or plantain chips.
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