Just because you don't have a panini maker doesn't mean you can't enjoy pressed sandwiches. I make them all the time with two frying pans and a couple of cans of food. Here's what you do:
- Prepare the sandwiches, then place in a hot pan.
- Set another frying pan on top and weigh it down with several heavy cans. Cook for a couple of minutes, remove the top frying pan, and flip the sandwich.
- Return the pan and cans into place and finish cooking the sandwich.
While you won't get the pretty grill marks that come from a panini press, you will get a deliciously crispy exterior and melted cheese center. Have you ever made pressed sandwiches this way?