Toasting Sandwiches in a non-stick pan: When toasting quesadillas (like my Hummus Quesadillas) or sandwiches in a non-stick pan, use a very small amount of oil over medium heat. My Italian culinary instructors would insist on olive oil; however, I sometimes use a little vegetable oil or Canola oil.
Wait until the pan is hot – but not too hot – and place your sandwich onto the pan. You can use the palm of your hand to press it down so it cooks evenly. Use a flat spatula to flip.
Panini Press: For me, it is one of the greatest inventions. I toast sandwiches, quesadillas, and day-old bagels in panini presses. The results remind me of the Italian style panini sandwiches – your final product is crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.