I just devoured one of the most deliciously simple, homemade sandwiches I have ever winged:
Panko Breaded Mozzarella on Ciabatta
Panko Bread crumbs w/added Italian seasoning (egg, flour, and canola oil for breading’n’frying)
Ciabatta Bread, sliced
The instructions are pretty basic I suppose. Slice your Mozzarella. Lightly coat in flour. Dip in egg. Coat with Panko bread crumbs. Fry in an inch of canola oil (with a splash of olive oil if you’re down with the Italian sickness). While the mozzarella is doing its thing, spread pesto mayo (one part pesto Genovese and one part mayo) on both slices of your ciabatta. Create a single (or double if your nasty) layer of baby spinach on the bottom slice of ciabatta. Place your mozzarella on the bed of spinach. Drool for a second. Place a couple slices of red onion on top of the mozzarella. Drool a little more. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette atop the onions. Finish with your other pesto mayo-slathered slice of ciabatta. Take a bite. Change your underpants. Repeat at your own risk. Don’t even attempt to explain the sensation to “outsiders”.
I paired my Sammy (proper) with a baby spring mix salad topped with creamy cilantro dressing and shredded asiago.
And with that, commence utter taste bud envy: