If one must be elsewhere, instead of in Paris, for the French Open at Roland Garros, why not channel the spirit of Roland Garros a with a little fine French fare? And no waiting in the long lines!
This post is about Tartines because there's a tartine appropriate for every meal (and any timezone for we who are slaves to live tennis).
What is a Tartine?
Definition: (from dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tartine?s=t)
1. a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients.
2. a piece of bread spread with butter, jam, etc.
It looks something like this:
At the bottom of this post, I link to a few good recipes and to lists of many more yummy-looking tartine recipes. But first I will outline the basics of what makes up a tartine. Choose your favorite ingredients and make these your own!
- Sliced Bread: suggested: Baguette, French Bread, or Sourdough bread
- Something spreadable: suggested: a soft cheese or hummus
- A soft or crispy protein: suggested: smoked salmon, tuna, sadines, bacon bits, or ham
- A vegetable: suggested: mushroom, cucumber, spinach, kale, asparagus, tomato, or beet)
- Fruit: suggested: apple, peach, raspberry or blueberry
- Seasoning: suggested: chives, onions, scallions,
Good news, these can be served hot or cold!
More Tartine Inspirations:
Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad
Pear, Bacon & Cheese
Mushroom, Spinach & Garlic spread
Beet & Goat Cheese
Mushroom, Tomato & Cheddar
And Many More!