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Ready in a Flash: Craveworthy French Bistro Sandwiches

When PartySugar wrote about heading straight to the store after a Barefoot Contessa episode, I couldn't help but laugh and think of a recent instance when the same thing happened to me. Sometimes, all it takes is a momentary glance at a picture, and I develop a sudden, pressing need for a particular dish.

Said craving occurred most recently when I was flipping through an old magazine, and happened upon a 15-minute recipe for oven-toasted egg, pâté, and gruyère sandwiches. No more than 16 minutes later, it seemed, I was enjoying the crunch of a broiled baguette melded with the earthiness of Marcel et Henri pâté and a runny fried egg. Currently lusting after the same? Then get the recipe when you keep reading.

Bistro Egg Sandwiches

Bistro Egg Sandwiches

Ingredients

  1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. 1 to 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  3. 1 to 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  4. 1 baguette, cut into 4 pieces, each halved lengthwise
  5. 4 large eggs
  6. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  7. 1/4 pound country pate or ham, cut into 4 slices
  8. 2 ounces gruyere or comte cheese, thinly sliced
  9. 1 cup frisee or other greens
  10. Finely sliced chives, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler to high. Mix 4 tablespoons butter with the mustard and anchovy paste in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread the anchovy butter on the cut sides of the bread; place buttered-side up on a baking sheet and broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs; season with salt and pepper and let cook until the yolks just begin to firm up and the edges are slightly crisp, about 3 minutes.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: Place 2 bread halves on each of 4 plates; top with a slice of pate, an egg, some cheese, greens and chives.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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Comments
caitlinannmary
caitlinannmary
Love fried eggs on sandwiches with crusty bread... not sure about the Pate though!
msdecember
msdecember
pate makes me excited!
nancita
nancita
Me too, Lauren. They are very picturesque too.
lauren
lauren
Oh this looks so good! I love fried eggs on sandwiches!
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