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!
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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.