- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably goat's-milk
- 1 small scallion, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated white horseradish (or drained jarred horseradish)
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Eight 3/4-inch-thick slices of peasant bread
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced mortadella
- 1/2 pound Robiola Bosina cheese, cut into 4 equal slices with the rind, or fresh ricotta
- In a small bowl, combine the yogurt with the scallion, horseradish and mustard. Season with salt.
- Heat a panini press or griddle. Brush both sides of each bread slice with oil. Arrange 4 bread slices on a work surface and spread with the horseradish yogurt. Layer the mortadella and Robiola on top and close the sandwiches with the remaining 4 bread slices. Set them on the preheated press or griddle. If using a griddle, top the panini with a large baking sheet and weigh down with heavy cans. Cook the panini over moderate heat until browned and crisp outside: 3 minutes in a press, 3 minutes per side on a griddle. Cut the panini in half and serve hot.
Crisp, fragrant Italian white, such as a Tocai Friulano.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.