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Grilled Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Panini


Grilled Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Panini

Potato cakes are a traditional Irish food and are available in supermarkets and Irish specialty food stores. If you can’t find potato cakes, pita bread makes a good substitute in this recipe. This recipe comes from Panini: Sensational Grilled Sandwiches.

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  • ¼ Cup honey
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ Cup sesame oil
  • ½ Cup olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, thickly sliced
  • ½ Cup sugar-snap peas
  • 2 potato cakes
  • 2 Ounces blue cheese, such as Roquefort
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine the honey, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and olive oil in a small bowl. Place the sweet potato slices and sugar-snap peas in a large bowl and toss them with half of the honey dressing until they are evenly coated. Season well and place on a baking sheet, arranging the vegetables so that the potatoes are in a single layer. Place them under a hot broiler for 8 minutes, turning occasionally with tongs until the potatoes are soft and turning golden.

When they are cool enough to handle, arrange the potato slices and peas over half the base of each potato cake and crumble the blue cheese over them. Fold the potato cakes to create two sandwiches and toast in a sandwich grill for 3 to 4 minutes, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until 
the bread is golden and the cheese is just melting. Serve immediately with a small bowl of the remaining honey dressing to drizzle.