Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini

Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini

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There is something unexplainably awesome about caramelized onions. Whether it is its nice pinkish hue, the strong aroma or its unique sweet and spicy taste, we don’t know, but it never fails to please anyone.

In this yummy snack, we have made a Panini using caramelized onions and cheese, with a little jalapenos for a juicy spicy touch.

Panini is a type of grilled sandwich made with breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta. In specific, it is not made with regular sliced bread. Whenever a variety of Panini bread is available, it is better to use that. However, if you cannot lay your hands on one, you can use hot dog rolls like we have done here.

You can also try other Panini recipes like Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini and Cream Cheese Veg Panini .

Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini recipe - How to make Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 paninis
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2 cups sliced onions
4 tsp grated processed cheese
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
2 hot dog rolls
5 tsp butter for spreading and brushing
2 tsp finely chopped jalapenos

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  2. Slit a hot dog roll horizontally using a sharp knife and apply 1 tsp of butter on each halve.
  3. Put half the mixture of caramelized onions , 1 tsp of jalapenos and 2 tsp of grated processed cheese on the lower halve of a bread roll.
  4. Close the bread roll and brush ½ tsp of butter on top of the bread and grill in a greased pre-heated sandwich griller for 5 minutes or till they turn crispy and brown from both the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 1 more panini.
  6. Cut each panini diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per panini
Energy391 cal
Protein7 g
Carbohydrates42.3 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat21.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A449 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C6.7 mg
Folic Acid3.9 mcg
Calcium96.8 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium87.8 mg
Potassium137.4 mg
Zinc0.2 mg
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Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini
 on 25 Apr 18 07:54 PM

Amazing recipe but please work on your diction and pronunciation as this is a channel viewed overseas as well! It is panini (paanini) and ciabatta pronounced as (chabatta)
Tarla Dalal
26 Apr 18 08:40 AM
   Hello, Thank you for your acknowledgement. We are glad you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy cooking!
Caramelized Onions and Cheese Panini
 on 03 Apr 17 03:17 PM

This recipe is on top of my list as I enjoy caramelized onions and with bread my fav it just to die for. Then cheese is also added to make it taste even better, superb recipe.