Pan con Tomate. Photo by Alex Lau, food styling by Susie Theodorou, prop styling by Aneta Florczyk Spoiler alert: We broke with tradition.. Pan con Tomate (Bread with Tomato) is sometimes called Pan a la Catalana in other parts of Spain. It is one of the simplest, the most well-loved, the most widely eaten and the most famous dishes from Cataluña.
Pan con tomate is traditionally a humble dish, a way to make a single tomato and some old bread serve a family for lunch. For Tertulia's version, use a box grater to shred the best tomato you can find. Add salt and a big drizzle of fruity Spanish olive oil, then a little less of sherry vinegar. You can cook Pan con Tomate using 7 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Pan con Tomate
- You need 1 of x Large Ripe Tomato.
- Prepare 1 of x Clove of Garlic.
- You need 4 of x Sourdough Bread Slices.
- Prepare of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- Prepare of Serrano Ham.
- It’s of Manchego Cheese.
- Prepare of Sea Salt.
Pan con tomate is just about as humble as tapas can get. It's got only five ingredients—bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic, and salt—and requires barely any actual cooking, yet it's precisely this simplicity and restraint that make it such a perfect end-of-summer dish. It takes just minutes, and, more than anything, it highlights the quality of your ingredients. Pan con tomate > all other bread.
Pan con Tomate instructions
- Grate the tomato into a bowl and season with sea salt.
- Toast the bread.
- Cut the garlic clove in half, peel and rub the garlic on the bread.
- Spread the grated tomato into the bread.
- Top with some ham and cheese. Then drizzle with the olive oil.
You only need a few basic ingredients: crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, garlic, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. Pan con tomate, or bread with tomato, takes me back to my study-abroad years in Spain and it makes me smile. Spain is one of my favorite places to visit. I love it's culture, the rich history to explore, the food, and the people. During my summer abroad, I lived in a home with a single Spanish woman, Monica.
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