Okay I don’t really know what exactly the dog days of summer are, but this heat wave is dragging out much longer than I care for! This Turkey Apple Panini is perfect for these ridiculously hot days…..
Crisp apples, sweet apple butter, slightly salty bacon all make for a delicious meal that does not require you to turn on the oven! If you make the bacon in the morning and have a panini press, you don’t even have to turn on the stove in the late afternoon heat…..
I have told you before that my absolute favorite burger in town, comes from a restaurant named Zeppelins. Well they also have a Butterball Turkey Sandwich on their menu, and this is my version of it. I love being able to re-create a $9.00 sandwich at home! I can also use all-natural and organic products at home, and know exactly what we are eating 🙂
I got into a crazy conversation on Google+ last week about how dangerous bacon is for your health. “It is carcinogenic and you should never eat it” the guys says. He is right, regular bacon is not good for you and is potentially dangerous. I pointed out that I only buy un-cured, sulfite-free, organic bacon (I love Applegate and Beelers). He later proclaimed that he is vegan! I should have seen that coming.
Why am I posting so many pictures today? Because I have made this sandwich four times now trying to get a decent picture!!! You may notice in the step-by-step photos, that I use different cheese, and slice the apples differently. It’s not rocket science, it’s a sandwich 🙂 Just like being vegan or being a meat eater, it’s all personal preference 🙂
Okay yes, I did turn on my oven to make my favorite Sourdough Bread, but I made it late the night before after it had cooled off outside.
Turkey Apple Panini
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Course|
- 8 Slices sourdough bread
- 1/2 cup organic apple butter
- 1/2 Pound all-natural sliced turkey (I used Applegate)
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 8 Slices uncured, sulfite-free bacon
- 2 Slices cheddar or colby jack cheese
Sometimes I peel the apples, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I slice them into circles, and sometimes into thin wedges.
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!