Cheesy russian & spicy caramelised onion toasted panini


It’s crunch time! This #JustDelicious toasted panini is the ideal snack for when the hunger pangs hit!


45ml (3tbsp) olive oil

2 onions, sliced into rings

1 red chilli, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

30ml (2tbsp) fresh rosemary, chopped

60ml (¼cup) treacle sugar

60ml (¼cup) white vinegar

4 paninis, sliced in half lengthwise

500g Eskort Cheese Russians, sliced in half lengthwise

250ml (1cup) mozzarella cheese

250ml (1cup) Parmesan

1 lemon, sliced into wedges

micro herbs, for garnishing


  • Turn your oven grill on.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and fry the onions, chilli, garlic and rosemary until the onions are golden.
  • Add the sugar and vinegar and allow to simmer for five minutes.
  • Place the paninis, sliced-side up, on a baking tray.
  • Top with the Russians and grill for three minutes.
  • Dish the onion mixture on top and add the cheese. Grill again until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with fresh micro herbs and a wedge of lemon.

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