{Pan Con Tomate} Spanish Tomato Bread

{Pan Con Tomate} Spanish Tomato Bread

Adapted from Sam Sifton's recipe

Inspired by Mockingbird Hill, Washington DC

{Pan Con Tomate} Spanish Tomato Bread  | http://saltandwind.com One of the greatest things about the places we uncovered for Off Menu was restaurants like Mockingbird Hill that were totally transporting. Yes, it's a ...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Diet
Season
{Pan Con Tomate} Spanish Tomato Bread  | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine
Spanish
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Diet
Dairy-Free
{Pan Con Tomate} Spanish Tomato Bread  | http://saltandwind.com

One of the greatest things about the places we uncovered for Off Menu was restaurants like Mockingbird Hill that were totally transporting. Yes, it's a bar in DC and has a lot of unique flairs like pour-over coffee, punk music, and industrial decor. But, the owner, Derek Brown, is a self-proclaimed sherry advocate and has made Mockingbird Hill into a sherry and ham bar that could just as easily be somewhere in Spain. 

The food was simple but well done and one of my favorites was his twists on the classic tapas bite, Pan Con Tomate. If you haven't had it before it's toasted bread that gets topped with tomato and garlic and is major for someone like me whose top comfort foods are tomatoes, garlic, and bread! But Derek tops it with everything from aged Manchego cheese to marinated white anchovies and Serrano ham so we took a page from his book and did the same!

Ingredients

  • 2 Roma tomatoes

    halved and seeds scooped out

  • 2 garlic cloves

    peeled and halved

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    ideally Spanish, plus extra for finishing

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 4 to 6 slices Toasted crusty bread
  • Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish
  • Thinly sliced Serrano ham

    for garnish

  • Thinly sliced Manchego cheese

    for garnish

Instructions

Grate the tomatoes on the large holes of a box grater. Then, using the fine holes, grate the garlic over the tomatoes. Add the measured salt, the olive oil and the vinegar, and stir to combine, then sit aside 5 to 10 minutes before using.

Meanwhile, toast or grill the bread until it is lightly charred. Spread a large spoonful of the grated tomato mixture onto the bread, then top with a few curls of ham, a few shavings of cheese, another drizzle of oil, and serve. 

Footnotes

Food styling and photography by Aida Mollenkamp

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/309-spanish-tomato-bread-pan-con-tomate-recipe

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