Smoked Apple Sausage Panini On Flaxseed Ciabatta

I take offense to that sign which reads “Never Trust A Skinny Cook.” You can trust a skinny cook and what’s more, you can be sure she will be cooking with healthy ingredients which taste delicious. Oh and plus, she looks hot in an apron. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Enough vindictiveness though, seriously people, what good would it be to cook super healthy food if no one will eat it? I’m a different palate and eater than the menfolk in my household. I wouldn’t mind being vegetarian and I do drink Kale smoothies every day. The guys? Not so much. I made this panini, partly because the XY’s love sausage and partly, because I was inspired by the breakfast panini at Clementine’s in Palm Desert
As usual, I buy most of the ingredients from Trader Joes, including the Flaxseed Ciabatta.
1 package smoked apple chicken sausage
1 avocado, thinly sliced
4 pieces Red Leaf lettuce
2 Fuji apples, thinly sliced (see instructions)
4 slices Gruyere cheese
Butter or margarine for bread
1 loaf Ciabatta, sliced in half and cut into 8 equal slices

For the apples:
In a skillet, parboil the apple slices in orange juice sprinkled with cinnamon. Let the juice reduce and brown apples on each side. Set aside.
Fry sausage links by cutting in half and browning both sides.
Assemble the sandwiches by buttering the 8 slices of bread. Place two halves of sausage, two slices apple, I piece of lettuce, the avocado, and the slice of cheese at the top. We made ours on a panini grill, but you could also use a toaster oven. The size of the sandwich was a bit difficult to press between the grill, so actually a toaster oven may work even better ๐Ÿ˜€



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  1. In My Kitchen, April 2014 | Once in a Blue Moon 17 - April 4, 2014

    […] The amazing breakfast panini at Clementine’s also inspired my own rendition with smoked apple chicken sausage, apple slices, and avocado on flaxseed Ciabatta bread.. […]

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