The other day I bought an avocado, not really knowing what I was going to do with it. Sure. I could have made guac, but I wasn't in a guac kind of mood. And then it hit me: an at-home version of the Empire Diner's ABS (avocado, bacon, and Swiss) sandwich. I decided to swap out the bacon with some leftover chicken and to use that countertop grill I got for Christmas a couple years ago. Tadah...ACS (avocado, chicken, and Swiss) panini!
1) Spread mustard on the bread. I really, really love Honeycup's "uniquely sharp" mustard--you can eat the stuff straight from the jar with a spoon it's so good. 2) Layer Swiss cheese on one of the pieces of bread. 3) Top the Swiss cheese with some avocado slices and top them with a few grinds of black pepper.
4) Add a layer of meat on top of the avocado. I used leftover rotisserie chicken, but bacon would be amazing on this. If you're going veggie, replace the meat with some tomato slices. 5) Add the top piece of bread to the sandwich and grill until the cheese melts and the bread is nicely browned and crispy. 6) Let the grilled sandwich cool slightly, slice it, and eat. Mmmm. Light and tasty but substantial enough not to be hungry in an hour.