Spanish Breakfast Panini
Portable breakfast sandwiches loaded with chorizo, red peppers, and fried eggs will turn an on-the-go morning into a special occasion. To save time in the morning, the bell pepper and chorizo filling can be made ahead and will keep in the refrigerator for several days.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divded)
- 1 vidalia onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 red pepper (thinly sliced)
- 3.5 ounces dry chorizo (thinly sliced)
- 4 eggs
- 1 12 ounce-baguette (split lengthwise and cut into four portions)
- 4 ounces machego cheese (shredded)
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the red bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the chorizo and cook 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through. Transfer to a bowl.
Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel. Crack in the eggs. Cook 5 minutes, or until the whites are set. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the bottom baguette sections. Top with the pepper and chorizo mixture and a fried egg. Cover with the baguette tops. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a grill pan set over medium heat. Add the sandwiches. With a spatula, firmly press down on the top of each sandwich to flatten it. Cook 1 minute; flip and cook an additional 30 seconds.