Italian Panino (Italian Train Station Sandwich)

Italian Panino

Our favorite Italian Panino features focaccia, Taleggio, speck (smoked cured ham), arugula, and balsamic vinegar. See Recipe For Italian Panino » Back to Classic Combination: Ham and Cheese »Todd Coleman

Found in train stations all across Italy (hence the name), this simple sandwich of salty speck, crunchy arugula, and creamy fontina is the perfect on-the-go sandwich. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with author Alexander Lobrano's article Classic Combination.

Italian Panino (Italian Train Station Sandwich)
Found in train stations all across Italy (hence the name), this simple sandwich of salty speck, crunchy arugula, and creamy fontina is the perfect on-the-go sandwich.
Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 6" rectangular piece focaccia or ciabatta
  • 2 thin slices speck
  • 2 thin slices fontina
  • 12 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Split focaccia in half and place speck, fontina, and arugula on bottom half. Drizzle with vinegar and season with salt and pepper, and cover with top half.