Pan bagnat

Pan bagnat
Pan Bagnat is a traditional recipe from the Nice area. The name means "soaked bread", as it consists of a round bread roll that has been drenched with a mix of oil and vinegar then filled vegetables and fish. Years ago this was the snack that fisherman took with them on their boats, but this is a modernised version.
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Last modified on: October 18th 2020

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For 4 Pans bagnat, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Pan bagnat
Peel 2 tomatoes and slice.

Peel and chop 2 spring onions (scallions), including part of the green leaves.

Wash 50 g radishes and cut into rounds.

Wash 1 bunch Basil.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Pan bagnat
Mix 4 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons vinegar in a bowl, salt and pepper.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat
Cut the bread rolls in half horizontally.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat
Soak the insides of both halves with the vinegar-oil mix.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat
Pile on the vegetables, herbs and tuna.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat
Put the pan bagnat together and press down firmly on the top.

It's ready.
The ingredients state hamburger-style rolls, but it is even better with a firmer kind of bread, such as special breads or baguettes (like in the photos).

You can replace the oil and vinegar mix with a simple vinaigrette dressing, made in advance.
And to drink?
A light rosé, like one from Provence.
Best eaten within a few hours, but will keep to the following day (rather softer).
Based on what my mother made for picnics for my sisters and I when we were small.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,210 Kcal or 5,066 Kj74 gr169 gr128 gr
61 %28 %16 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
112 Kcal or 469 Kj7 gr16 gr12 gr
6 %3 %1 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
303 Kcal or 1,269 Kj18 gr42 gr32 gr
15 %7 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Gluten, Milk, Egg, Sesame, Fish
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 Pans bagnat : 5.10 €
  • Per Pan bagnat : 1.28 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Tuna in oilTuna in oil: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Leek and tuna loaf, Crunchy courgette and mushroom salad, Tuna pasta, Baker's pizza, Baby courgette salad, ... All
RadishesRadishes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Prawn salad with a crunch, Crunchy verrines, Lemony chicken and radish salad, Salade Niçoise, Crunchy salad, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins, Home-made chilli oil, Fish fillet with preserved lemons, Fried eggs with tomatoes, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , ... All
Hamburger bunsHamburger buns: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tex-Mex chicken burger, Comtois surprise bread, Hamburgers, Chicano burger, ... All
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