You are here: Home » Recipes » California Style Anchovy-Stuffed French Toast Panini California Style Anchovy-Stuffed French Toast Panini Recipe by MLucy Yield 3 servings Prep 15 minutes Cook 3-5 minutes PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup diced dried dates1/4 cup sliced almonds2 oil-packed anchovies1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots6 ounces California black olives, drained2 teaspoons sherry vinegar1/4 cup grapeseed oil or as needed to make paste2 teaspoons grated orange zest6 slices hearty country-style bread3 slices deli-sliced gruyere cheese1 large egg, beaten2/3 cup milk1/4 teaspoon salt Instructions Combine dates, almonds, anchovies, shallots, black olives and vinegar in food processor. With motor running, slowly add enough grapeseed oil to make a paste. Scrape into a bowl and stir in orange zest. Lay 6 slices of bread on wax paper. Spread each slice with divided olive paste and top one slice with cheese. Cover with other slice of bread, olive paste down, pressing gently. Combine egg, milk and salt in pie plate. Dip each sandwich into mixture, one at a time, coating well. Using nonstick panini press, cook on medium high until golden. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Slice diagonally if desired. Serve hot or warm.