The word panini is actually plural. So if you're making one, it's a panino.

Whatever you call it, these toasted or grilled mini-sandwiches are found in every corner deli/bar all over Italy. Their contents can vary greatly from region to region. Here in the U.S., we've taken many Italian foods and Americanized them in sometimes subtle and not so subtle ways.

I think you can find this one in Italy, with perhaps one addition that I think adds some more depth to the flavor of this panino.

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