Grilled Margherita Sandwiches

Grilled Margherita Sandwiches

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  • 4

    (½-inch) slices crusty Italian bread

  • 1

    large garlic clove, quartered

  • 4 to 6

    thin slices whole-milk mozzarella cheese (about 3 oz.)

  • 1

    large plum tomato, thinly sliced

  • 2

    tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

  • ½

    teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning

  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: about 10 minutes Makess: 2 sandwiches Rub both sides of each bread slice with garlic. Place 2 slices on work surface; top each with one-fourth of the cheese and half of the tomato and basil. Sprinkle each with 1/8 teaspoon of the seasoning; top with remaining cheese and bread slices. Brush tops of sandwiches with some of the oil; sprinkle with some of the seasoning. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Place sandwiches, brushed-sides down, in skillet; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and cheese on bottom of sandwich begins to melt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Brush tops of sandwiches with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining seasoning. Turn; cover and cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.


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