A delicious and simple vegetarian sandwich idea: French style pan bagnat made with free-range eggs, cornichons, red onions, fresh vine tomatoes,lettuce and fresh herbs, all STUFFED into a crusty baguette, and served with olives and extra salad vegetables.
Ingredients for four people:
1 large baguette
a little olive oil
2 x hard boiled eggs mashed with 2 teaspoons of Dijon Mayonnaise
1/2 red onion, peeled and thinly slices into rings
4 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 to 8 cornichons, depending on size, thinly sliced
fresh herbs such as basil to garnish
salt and pepper to taste
Step 1. Cut the baguette into four pieces and then cut each piece in half. Scoop out some of the bread in the middle, saving it for breadcrumbs, and drizzle a little olive oil over both halves.
Step 2. Lay the lettuce leaves on one half than then add the egg mayonnaise mixture, the red onion slices, the tomato slices and the cornichon slices before scattering on a few fresh herb leaves. . Season to taste with salt and black pepper and place the lid on top of the filled bottom half.
Step 3. Wrap in greaseproof paper or cling-film and sit the sandwiches under a heavy book or tin, if you have time.
Serve the sandwiches with olives, and extra salad vegetables.
Can be made the night before and kept under weights in the fridge.