Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe
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Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe

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The spread on this sandwich is a unique blend that goes perfectly with pork. It's easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough for company. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound medium red potatoes
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked pork, sliced
  • 8 dill pickle slices
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 869 calories, 42g fat (13g saturated fat), 192mg cholesterol, 1190mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 65g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. sticks. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, stirring once.
  2. Meanwhile, cut bread in half widthwise (save one half for another use). Cut bread in half horizontally; cut into fourths widthwise. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, mustard and cumin; spread over bread. Layer each with pork, pickles and cheese. Replace tops.
  3. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with fries. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Panini & Spiced Fries in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p13

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agapeanr User ID: 6304679 211393
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I enjoyed this recipe for leftovers but I thought the fries were what made this meal."

mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 105022
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"My husband loved this and I did as well!!! We had some leftover spread that we used on the panini and also used it as dip for the fries. I think I would use about 1/2 the cayenne pepper it calls for."

robin7560 User ID: 2631854 186025
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Made this with leftover pork roast. Came out great! Loved the taste of the sauce and pickles with the pork."

kandkmom4 User ID: 12248 119589
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"We really liked this. I don't have an indoor grill so just made it like I would grilled cheese. I added some leftover ham I had in the freezer as well. Really liked the fries too."

jennya929 User ID: 3504265 109252
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"This was excellent!! I made mine on my George Foreman which I hadn't probably used in 5 years and it was perfect. The fries were delicious too!"

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