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Pan Bagnat: The French Tuna Sandwich That’s Meant To Be Soggy
Most people artfully craft their sandwiches to prevent soggy bread, but there’s a French sandwich that is meant to be soggy. The Pan Bagnat, or “bathed bread,” is comprised of rich ingredients, making it a flavorful, if unconventional, sandwich that gets better the longer it sits.
Pan Bagnat is comprised of tuna marinated in olive oil, anchovies, and hard-boiled eggs, with tomatoes, onion, and olives. While it’s easy to make, there’s an art to this sandwich, and the key is to properly prep a quality loaf of bread with olive oil to get the sogginess started without turning the bread to mush.
You can make your own variations by adding brie or toasting your bread. Once your sandwich is done, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and to ensure your flavors blend together, press your sandwich with something heavy like a cast iron skillet. Store your sandwich for at least four hours before serving, and then enjoy!