Spanish Breakfast Panini

By: Lauren Keating

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Course: Breakfast


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3.5 ounces dry chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 12-ounce baguette, split lengthwise and cut into four portions
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese, shredded


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the red bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the chorizo and cook 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel. Crack in the eggs. Cook 5 minutes, or until the whites are set. Remove from heat.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the bottom baguette sections. Top with the pepper and chorizo mixture and a fried egg. Cover with the baguette tops. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a grill pan set over medium heat. Add the sandwiches. With a spatula, firmly press down on the top of each sandwich to flatten it. Cook 1 minute; flip and cook an additional 30 seconds.