If you are planning any picnics this Summer, you might want to make some of these sandwiches. Pressing these makes them easy to transport and they hold together very well so they are easy to eat. Not to mention how delicious they are.
You can use either focaccia or ciabatta to make them. I like to use focaccia.
You can also use any combination of meats and cheeses you like. I tend to make Italian pressed sandwiches.
First I spread them with pesto and then add mozzarella, prosciutto, salami, mortadella, sundried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and provolone.
Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator. Place several large heavy books on them and then a heavy pot or something to weight them down. Let them sit like this for 24 hours then unwrap them and slice them into serving size and wrap as desired. For box lunches or buffets, I wrap them in waxed paper and tie them with twine.
You can buy your bread but homemade focaccia really makes them special. You can find my recipe here: