As if you need any new reason to eat baguette. As if you don’t already have a stash of favourite uses. As if you couldn’t come up with a few new ways on your own!
But here are some popular ways to eat baguette, from my house.
When there is left-over black bean taco ingredients, minus the corn tortillas, I reach for a chunk of baguette.
Spiced black bean spread, tomato, lettuce, salsa verde or taco sauce, avocado, if there is any. A squeeze of lime. And a lid to keep it in.(A few years ago when I worked in a Google kitchen I learned from a co-worker that a variation of this is common in Mexico. But with cheese broiled on top rather than more bread… Who knew?!)
pb & j baguette:
This is a popular one if I’m (we’re) going to be out over lunch-time.
A whole baguette (or a long chunk) sliced in half like a sub sandwich. Spread with peanut butter on one half, jam on the other, then closed and pressed together lightly. Cut into smaller chunks (and packed for later).
open-faced baguette toasts:
This open sandwich offers the most crunch per bite of bread!
Slice a long chunk of bread, and toast it. Add a drizzle of oil, some thick slices of cheese (strong ones like Romano or feta are favourites) and some tomatoes – roasted or dried if you have them, otherwise very ripe fresh ones. Top with a heap of salad greens, such as arugula or mache. Eat this over your plate as the oil & tomato juices will drip down your arms like a summer peach.