Pan Bagnat

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This Pan Bagnat sandwich for a picnic is delicious! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic sandwich!

 
This delicious Pan Bagnat sandwich for #SundaySupper is MADE for a #picnic! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic Sammie!

Grab a blanket, a basket, some sunscreen and bug spray!  #SundaySupper is having a picnic!!  I made some tasty Pan Bagnat sandwiches for our picnic.  It’s a HUGE virtual picnic to celebrate your national day of choice: Independence Day for the US or Canada Day for the our neighbors to the north. Being as I’m part both, I’m celebrating BOTH! YAY for me!!

Here’s the story. I’m sitting in the waiting room of the podiatrist and Nigella comes on the television. Hm…don’t think I’ve seen one of her shows before. This should be good!

*confession*

No. I haven’t ever seen a Nigella show. Honestly. My days of Food Network and Cooking Channel are limited these days. S and I usually have other items to watch when we’re home. And on days off, sometimes I have it on as background noise, but I don’t recall any of her shows coming on.

So, there I sit, waiting to be called watching this program on bread. She did French toast, pan bagnat, and a bread pudding, I think? Anyway, the pan bagnat looked amazing!! So, when #SundaySupper announced a picnic I knew I was going to tackle this amazing and perfect for picnic sandwich.

This delicious Pan Bagnat sandwich for #SundaySupper is MADE for a #picnic! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic Sammie!

Just look at all those tasty ingredients!! No, I didn’t go with a fresh tuna and sear it. I didn’t even do an albacore white.  This sandwich is made with chunk light, which is S’s favorite type of tuna. I didn’t want this to be a snobby sandwich.  It has a fancy name, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive.  Please, do make this with your tuna of choice.

This delicious Pan Bagnat sandwich for #SundaySupper is MADE for a #picnic! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic Sammie!

But seriously. Look at all those COLORS!! Tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, red onions, yum!

Now, the purpose of this sandwich is for it to meld together. The dressing softens the bread, the peppers, artichokes, olives all throw a huge party together, and the eggs and tuna are the caterers. They bring the meat and potatoes to this party in a sandwich.

This delicious Pan Bagnat sandwich for #SundaySupper is MADE for a #picnic! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic Sammie!

This is definitely a “make ahead” sandwich which is contrary to most sandwiches.  Those *coughOTHERcough* sandwiches you have to make almost right before you eat them or the bread gets icky and soggy, the cheese gets, well, weird.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  This one has none of those issues!  The longer it sits, the better it gets.  So, yeah, make these the night before and let them party in the fridge before you pack for your picnic.

A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Pan Bagnat
Yield: 2 servings

Pan Bagnat

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This delicious Pan Bagnat sandwich is MADE for picnics! You allow all the juices to soak into the bread before you eat it. Pan Bagnat is the essential picnic Sammie!

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 small head butter lettuce, torn
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly ssliced
  • 1 large tomato thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped, marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 10 ounces tuna in water, drained

Instructions

  1. Slice the bread in half lengthwise and then in quarters. Slightly hollow out the bread bottom and top to allow room for the ingredients to sit. Rub the inside of the bread with the garlic clove. Set aside.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise and next five ingredients (Dijon through parsley) in a small bowl with a whisk until incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the dressing on each side of the bread. Layer with lettuce, onions, tomato slices, red peppers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and hard boiled egg slices. Top with the tuna. Spoon the dressing evenly over the sandwiches and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the tops on the sandwiches and wrap tightly in parchment paper tied with twine and refrigerate until ready for your picnic. Slice before serving.

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  1. Never heard of this type of sandwich but it looks good. I also like the 'make-ahead' nature of it so you don't have to fool around with food prep during the actual picnic.

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