Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mini Italian Club Sandwiches

Cook Time: 18 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings


3 large eggs
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (about) unsalted butter
10 slices bacon
2 (8-ounce) round loaves focaccia bread (7-inch diameter)
1 cup purchased pesto
8 ounces thinly sliced turkey
4 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese


Whisk the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well
blended. Heat a 6-inch-diameter nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
Brush the skillet with some butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the egg mixture
into the pan, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. Cover and
cook until the egg crepe is just set, about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Invert the skillet over a plate, and allow the egg crepe to drop onto
the plate. Repeat to make 4 crepes total, brushing the skillet with
melted butter as needed and stacking crepes on the plate.

Cook the bacon in a heavy large frying pan until crisp. Transfer the
bacon to paper towels to drain.

Preheat a griddle or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cut the focaccia
horizontally in half. Place the focaccia cut side down on the griddle
and cook until the focaccia is heated through and golden brown on the
bottom, about 2 minutes. Spread the pesto over the toasted sides of
each halved focaccia. Cover the bottom halves of the focaccia with the
egg crepes, turkey, provolone and bacon, dividing equally. Cover with
the top halves of focaccia, pesto side down. Cut the sandwich into
bite-size wedges. Arrange the sandwiches on a platter and serve.

1 comment:

Chef MAMA Mimi said...

These are the absolute best sandwiches in the WORLD!!! The flavors just come together for an amazing taste! I have now made this twice (2 each time!) First as appetizers and I should have made 2 more as they flew off the plate and everyone raved about them all night for Christmas eve! I also made them for dinner one night and served them with Rachael Ray's roasted garlic parmesan fettuccine WOW delicious!!! I sliced them into 16 slices each for appetizers and then into pie shaped pieces of 8 for the dinner sandwiches - both were so Cute and looked exactly like the picture - SOOOoooooo Good - Amazing - Enjoy :)