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The hottest song in the US this week is about a toasted cheese sandwich: Twitter and Gordon Ramsay react

Rapper and artist Lil Nas X dropped his full EP last week, hot on the success of his smash hit Old Town Road.

by: Katy Rose | 24 Jun 2019
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The new hit by Lil Nas X first got our attention when the rapper reached out on Twitter to Gordon Ramsay, inviting him to a remix on his new track, titled Panini.

The chef and inventor of the “idiot sandwich” has a legion of fans both online and at home: 

And after Lil Nas X’s earlier unorthodox pairing with country music icon, Billy Ray Cyrus on his break out hit Old Time Road, we can definitely see this remix becoming a reality. Chef Gordo tweeted back, and Twitter was thrilled! 

The panini is an Italian inspired toasted sandwich, using fresh ciabatta bread that’s toasted between two hot griddle irons. The two classic ingredients of Mozzarella and tomato are cooked together inside the crisp bread, making the panini the ultimate toasted cheese sandwich experience! 

Add other ingredients such as Parma ham, fresh basil or grilled chicken breast for a full meal. All this talk has got us craving panini’s of our own, so here are a few recipes you can try at home: 

Grown up cheese and steak toastie

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Turkey BLT club sandwich with jalapeno mayo

Double cheese and onion braai toasties

Fried Caprese sandwiches

Steak panini with blue cheese and caramelised onions 

Looking for a panino like no other? Visit your local Mugg & Bean Cafe and try one their cheesy melty panino sandwiches. We can’t wait to try the Cleveland Cheese Steak with: a butter and garlic brushed ciabatta with melted Mozzarella, BBQ basted beef strips and Cheddar cheese. 

Currently, the track Panini boasts over 12 million plays and has jumped straight to the top of the US Singles charts, with over 1, 8 million plays daily in the United States alone. 

I think we can expect to hear a lot more about this melty cheese sandwich in the coming month!

Listen to Panini by Lil Nas X here: 

ALSO READ: The ultimate guide to the perfect BLT 

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