Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese
A mix of interesting flavors meld together to make this an outstanding and memorable panini sandwich.
Serves: 4 sandwiches
  • 8 slices sourdough bread, between ¼" and ½" thick
  • 8 slices fontina cheese
  • ¼ lb. shaved ham
  • 4 to 6 fresh figs, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fig jam, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary oil
Rosemary Oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Combine oil, rosemary, and red pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring just to a simmer and remove from heat. Let stand at room temperature until the oil has cooled and the rosemary has infused the oil, about 1 hour.
  2. Strain oil through a fine sieve. Oil may be used immediately or stored in a covered container. Refrigerate until use.
  3. Heat a griddle or panini press.
  4. Spread each piece of bread with fig jam. On four slices of bread layer: 1 slice cheese, ham, figs, and top with a slice of top. Enclose with a second piece of bread. Brush each sandwich with rosemary oil.
  5. Place on panini press for about 4 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  6. Slice and serve immediately.
Recipe by Pray Cook Blog at https://praycookblog.com/ham-and-fig-grilled-cheese/