Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Prosciutto, Artichoke Heart, and Leek Panini

It isn't like I was wondering if this would be delicious.  Let's put crack dip in a sandwich with pork fat and check to make sure it tastes good.  That is what I did.  And I put some greens in there just to make sure we didn't die.  

Don't be scared.  This sandwich IS good.  And you will be fine.  Just eat it with a salad.  

Prosciutto, Artichoke Heart, and Leek Panini

8 thin slices of prosciutto
1 leek, sliced and rinsed
1/4 yellow onion, sliced
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1-2 tablespoons of sour cream
8 slices of sourdough bread
2-4 tablespoons of cream cheese
a couple handfuls of baby arugula
olive oil
salt and pepper

In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, crisp up prosciutto and set aside on a paper towel to drain.

Add some olive oil to the pan, turn down heat to medium and slowly cook and caramelize onions and leeks. After about 10 minutes, add artichokes hearts and cook until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper and mix in sour cream.  Set aside.

Prepare Panini: To make 1 sandwich, spread cream cheese on two slices of bread.  Top with a small handful of arugula, a spoonful of the artichoke/leek mixture and two slices of crispy prosciutto. Grill in a Panini press or on a griddle until bread is crispy.

(Servings: 4, Prep time: 20 min., Cook time: 10 min., Difficulty: Easy)

foodforscot Ratings:

Shanon (taste):  8/10
Scot (taste):  9/10
Effort:  2/5
Dishwashing Effort:  2/5


  1. this sounds amazing! i love artichoke hearts. and prosciutto, of course. =)

  2. How could this not be AMAZING? I love all the components...you can't go wrong. Thank you for sharing, my friend. I'm hungry and wishing I could have THIS for dinner. Blessings and love from Austin!

  3. Yuummmmm!! I made it with bacon, though, 'cause well, I love bacon. Hope your travels are going well!!!