Sweet and Spicy Pastrami Sandwich

Our take on the deli favorite is loaded with peppery pastrami, zippy mustard and sweet cornichons to round out the flavors. If you can't find good-quality pastrami at your local supermarket, you can purchase it online. This recipe makes two sandwiches.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 6 minutes

4 slices good-quality whole grain bread (you can also use rye bread)
1/2 pound pastrami
4 slices Swiss cheese
1/4 red onion, sliced into slivers
8-10 cornichons, sliced in half length wise
2 tablespoons mustard (we used a whole grain mustard, but use whatever you prefer)
1 tablespoon olive oil

Lay two pieces of bread on a flat work surface. Layer mustard, pastrami, cheese, onion, cornichons and mustard on the bread slices, distributing evenly. Place other slices of bread on top of the sandwiches and secure with a toothpick.

To grill the sandwiches, heat your panini press or a large skillet to medium-high. Add olive oil and cook sandwiches for about three minutes on either side.

Slice in half and serve immediately.