How to Pan Bagnat-A Sandwich From the South of France🇫🇷

Summer..summer..R you going fishing or hunting, r u giving a pool party, r u going to a picnic, etc. A pan banya is the thing. Prepare ahead compress between two heavy surfaces & the magic happens➡

How to Pan Bagnat-A Sandwich From the South of France🇫🇷 Recipe
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Pronounced ban banya. & translates bathed bread. It is the famous sandwich from the south of France. A Niçoise salad put in a rustic round bread & left hrs so flavors develop & mingle. Just magic➡️

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The story of this sandwich is that a person wanted to go fishing decided to transport his Niçoise salad and he did that in a sandwich. By lunch time this was transformed into a delicious meal😀

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You can choose a traditional round rustic bread.. Otherwise a French baguette is as good if not better for cutting and easier for eating

You can choose a traditional round rustic bread.. Otherwise a French baguette is as good if not better for cutting and easier for eating

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The olive oil is very important.  The sandwich is 'bathed in olive oil' and that is how it gets its name.

The olive oil is very important. The sandwich is 'bathed in olive oil' and that is how it gets its name.

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I have photographed a can of tuna in brine but it is much better to use tuna in olive oil.  If you don't like anchovies, just leave them out & if you don't have olive paste 'tapenade' just use olives

I have photographed a can of tuna in brine but it is much better to use tuna in olive oil. If you don't like anchovies, just leave them out & if you don't have olive paste 'tapenade' just use olives

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Cut the bread cross wise like above. To make a basket

Cut the bread cross wise like above. To make a basket

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Empty the inside as much as you wish.

Empty the inside as much as you wish.

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Drizzle olive oil on the bread.. 1he base and the cover

Drizzle olive oil on the bread.. 1he base and the cover

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Baste with the olive paste

Baste with the olive paste

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Garlic. Optional. Just rub a Clive of garlic on the 2 sides of the bread basket

Garlic. Optional. Just rub a Clive of garlic on the 2 sides of the bread basket

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Start layering. Salad leaves

Start layering. Salad leaves

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Tuna

Tuna

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Onions

Onions

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

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Capers

Capers

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Anchovies if using

Anchovies if using

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Annther layer of tuna

Annther layer of tuna

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Bail leaves

Bail leaves

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Tomatoe slices

Tomatoe slices

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Finish with salad leaves

Finish with salad leaves

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Cover with the top part of the bread basket

Cover with the top part of the bread basket

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This is a variation using the classical French baguette.

This is a variation using the classical French baguette.

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Wrap with a cling film as tight as you can. Few hours later slice the sandwiches. And serve

Wrap with a cling film as tight as you can. Few hours later slice the sandwiches. And serve

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Few hours later slice the sandwiches. And serve

Few hours later slice the sandwiches. And serve

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