The tartine is a beautiful open faced sandwich that is commonly served in small cafes in Paris as a delicious afternoon snack. These are great to make as after school snacks for kids, or something gorgeous you can serve to friends when they come over. I prefer to just sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy my alone time with the tartine. Either way, this decadent french style pizza is simple to make and delightful to eat. We found this great recipe for a traditional tartine in the New York Times recently that we think you’ll love.
1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper – canned is fine for this recipe
1 tsp fresh marjoram or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
2tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp sun dried tomato puree
4 slices of day old bread from a large loaf, sliced into 6in by 4in pieces
12 olives of your choice, pitted
4 oz. Firm goat cheese or camembert
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper
Cut the peppers open and remove all seeds, then slice into 1/4in. wide strips. Toss in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic and marjoram then season well with salt and pepper. Toast your slices of bread under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, then remove and spread the sun-dried tomato puree on top. Evenly divide the peppers across the four slices of bread and top each with 1 ounce of cheese in a large slice. Place the olives on each slice of bread evenly, then place the bread on a cookie sheet or roasting pan in the over under the broiler. Broil for approximately 2-3 minutes until nicely browned, or use a countertop toaster oven to cook.
Serve immediately, while still hot and carry yourself, friends and family away to a beautiful Parisian afternoon. We definitely recommend pairing this with a wine that carries the same flavors as the bell pepper, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy!