Sunday, January 11, 2009

Giada's Mini Italian Club Sandwiches... The Best! :)

Mini Italian Club Sandwiches

Cook Time: 18 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings

3 large eggs
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (about) unsalted butter
10 slices bacon
2 (8-ounce) round loaves focaccia bread (7-inch diameter)
1 cup purchased pesto
8 ounces thinly sliced turkey OR Herb Deli Chicken (so Good!)
4 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
Whisk the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well
blended. Heat a 6-inch-diameter nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
Brush the skillet with some butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the egg mixture
into the pan, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. Cover and
cook until the egg crepe is just set, about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Invert the skillet over a plate, and allow the egg crepe to drop onto
the plate. Repeat to make 4 crepes total, brushing the skillet with
melted butter as needed and stacking crepes on the plate.

Cook the bacon in a heavy large frying pan until crisp. Transfer the
bacon to paper towels to drain. (OR worth the wait... Bake the Bacon at 400 degrees for
25-30 minutes on a broiler pan over a foil ined cookie sheet! So tasty!)
Do this first if baking so is ready and cooled and crispy! :)

Preheat a griddle or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cut the focaccia
horizontally in half. Place the focaccia cut side down on the griddle
and cook until the focaccia is heated through and golden brown on the
bottom, about 2 minutes. OR turn oven on to HIGH Broil and Broil in preheated oven for 2 1/2-3 minutes.
Spread the pesto over the toasted sides of
each halved focaccia. Cover the bottom halves of the focaccia with the
egg crepes, turkey, provolone and bacon, dividing equally. Cover with
the top halves of focaccia, pesto side down. Cut the sandwich into
bite-size wedges. Arrange the sandwiches on a platter and serve.

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