Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini

Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini

Believe it or not, these Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini are the first sandwiches I’ve grilled in more than 7 months. I have been waiting for the right inspiration, and I got it this weekend when a fabulous new bakery, Manresa Bread (the first retail outpost for the two-Michelin starred restaurant Manresa), opened near me. I want to devote a whole post to Manresa Bread soon, but in the meantime, just gaze at the gorgeous levain I bought there on Saturday morning:

This levain was better than any I’d ever tasted. It’s my favorite type of bread for panini, because of its chewy density and crusty exterior. I felt like the time had come for me to pull out the ol’ panini press and grill something with this incredible bread.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices levain or other rustic bread, sliced from a dense bakery loaf
  • 4 tablespoons Green goddess dressing or mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces turkey breast, sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes (such as Roma), thinly sliced and seeded
  • 4 slices havarti cheese
Read the whole recipe on Panini Happy®