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“Pan bagnat is a sophisticated tuna salad served on a crusty baguette. They are very popular in Provence.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine onions with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil,1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper in a bowl.
  2. Slowly mix everything together.
  3. Work in undrained can of tuna in olive oil, Season with fresh lemon juice, red-wine vinegar, and salt, then add pepper to taste.
  4. Cut baguette in half lengthwise and again crosswise to have 4 pieces.
  5. Spread each bottom half with lettuce leaves. Use a couple of varieties—whatever looks good—for the difference in texture.
  6. On top of each lettuce layer, arrange 4 tomato slices.Then add about half the tuna mixture and 3 to 4 slices of hard-boiled egg.
  7. Crisscross each sandwich with 2 drained anchovy fillets.
  8. Top with Niçoise olives, capers and chopped green onion.
  9. Then drizzle generously with more olive oil and top with the remaining baguette half pressing gently but firmly,.
  10. Wrap filled baguette in plastic wrap, and let stand at least for 20 minutes.
  11. The longer it sit, the more the flavours will soak into the bread.
  12. Tip:
  13. 2 kaiser rolls also works fine.
  14. Tapenade can replace the black olives.

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