2tablespoonsminced shallot (about 1/2 of one shallot clove)
4tablespoonsolive oil, divided
Pan Bagnat: For the Sandwich
1fresh, crusty baguette
16.7 ounce jar of Italian oil-packed tuna, drained
1/2bell pepper, red or green, sliced very thin
1small handful raw haricots verts or green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces.
1large handful arugula (about 1 ounce)
2hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
10to 12 pitted black olives, preferably Niçoise, chopped
For the Jambon Beurre
Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, almost all the way through, and open.
Slather both sides with the butter. Layer with the ham and cheese. Close, press, and divide into two or three sandwiches.
For the Tomato Goat Cheese
Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, almost all the way through, and open. Drizzle the top and bottom baguette halves with olive oil.
Slice the tomato slices in half, so they are in half moons. Slice the goat cheese into thin rounds, then slice them in half into half moons.
If using, layer arugula, then ham onto the bottom of the sandwich. Then add alternating slices of tomato and goat cheese along the length of the sandwich.
Sprinkle with herbes de Provence. Close the baguette, press, and divide into halves or thirds.
For the Pan Bagnat
Make the Vinaigrette: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the parsley, vinegar, Dijon, salt, pepper, anchovies, shallot, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk until emulsified.
Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, almost all the way through, and open. Drizzle the top and bottom baguette halves with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
To the vinaigrette, add the tuna, bell pepper, haricots verts, and arugula. Stir to mix well. The tuna will break apart somewhat.
Spread the tuna mixture along the bottom half of the baguette. Layer the sliced hard-boiled egg and olives atop the tuna mixture.
Sprinkle with herbes de Provence. Close the baguette, press hard, and let rest for 2 to 24 hours, preferably weighted down. Tip: Suggestions for weighing down the pan bagnat: the bottom of a cast-iron skillet, or sheet pan with heavy cookbooks on it. Slice into halves or thirds, and serve. Note: If the sandwich will rest for more than two hours, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Before serving, allow to return to near room temperature.
A recipe from Unpeeled. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.