This is a twist to the traditional Spanish tapa Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread) which is one of the simplest and most famous dishes from Cataluña. The original recipe is simply bread rubbed with fresh garlic and ripe tomato, then drizzled with olive oil and a bit of salt. It can be eaten by itself, but is often topped with cured ham (Jamon Serrano). The bread bites soaked with the sweet juice of the Heirloom tomatoes complemented by the cured ham saltiness makes a perfect dish to be paired with grilled meat, roasted chicken or simply a glass of wine. —Dominique Fry
fresh baguette or rustic bread (no sourdough)
medium size Heirloom tomatoes
large clove of garlic cut in half
of Jamon Serrano (Spanish cured ham) or domestic prosciutto sliced thin
fresh crushed black pepper to taste
In This Recipe
Cut the 1/2 baguette/loaf diagonally and toasted lightly. Remove from oven and rub the garlic in both halves. Cut the bread and tomatoes in 1 inch cubes and placed in a salad bowl. Dress it with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the cured ham (ham can be substitute for shaved cheese or anchovies).