Monday, August 22, 2011

Pan Bagnat for Moosewood Monday

First off, thank you to Anonymous and to HoneyB of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch for following!

Recently we made Pan Bagnat from Moosewood Cooks at Home. It’s a simple recipe that has so many possibilities – use any seasonal vegetables you like…mix it up!

This sandwich is a breeze to put together, the assembly line of ingredients make it fun for kids to help too (if you are so inclined). Crucial to the success of this sandwich is letting it sit, weighted down, for at least 2 hours. Pan Bagnat means “to bath in oil” so all of the flavors (the garlic, olives, artichokes and tomatoes, etc) press into the bread.

Here’s what you need!

1 baguette
1 garlic clove
olive oil
hard boiled eggs
Marinated artichoke hearts
salt and pepper
sliced turkey

optional: whatever else sounds good.

Slice bread in half lengthwise but not all the way through. Rub pressed garlic on bread or just slices of garlic if you do not have mushy pressed available. Slather generous amounts of olive oil then layer sliced tomato, cucumber, onions, marinated artichokes and olives. Layer on whatever you like then season with salt and pepper.

Wrap sandwich and place underneath something heavy for a few hours. The book tells you to place it under a heavy book, or bricks or a 25 lb. toddler. I used two heavy books and just put it on a bookshelf.

Slice and serve.

Getting Moosey with Natashya at Moosewood Mondays!


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am coming over to steal half your sandwich! This is one of my absolute favourites. Delicious!

Rita said...

LOVE pan bagnat; I posted about it a while back. It brings back great memories of our holiday in Provence.

Pierce said...

Natashya and are both in Canada and if we make a trip and visit, we could make these delicious sammies away while it's being "pressed".
But a bike trip through parts of Canada will be a long way off...probably.

Drick said...

hey, we use to do this back home, would place our sandwiches on top of the engine of the tractor under a brick, and by the time we got to the back 40, lunch was served... wasn't as fancy as yours..... seriously, pressed sandwiches, esp a good cuban, are great, love to get them when I can

Anonymous said...

Love Pan bagnat - and you're so right, whatever else sounds good works so well!
Mrs L

Joanne said...

With a sandwich like that, I could eat lunch at every meal! that is stuffed with so much deliciousness!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm a heck of a lot closer than Natashya & Rita, I'll be right there!!!

Uh oh, Irene. Save me some???

Thanks for sharing, Tina. Now that's one heck of a sandwich!!!


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