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Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe

Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1-1/2 cups fries equals 869 calories, 42 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 1,190 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 65 g protein.

Reviews for Pork Panini & Spiced Fries

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

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

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."

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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