Here’s a play on a classic pan bagnat—a French baguette sandwich loaded with tuna, anchovies, olives and hard-boiled eggs. Serve with French fries or your favorite chips.
Tuna Burgers Pan Bagnat
- 1 lb. (500 g) fresh ahi tuna, finely diced
- 5 Tbs. (1 oz./35 g) panko
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 Tbs. finely chopped red onion
- 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 to 3 oil-packed anchovy fillets, minced
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 1 French baguette
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 ripe plum tomatoes, sliced
- About 8 fresh basil leaves, torn
- About 12 black Niçoise olives, pitted and halved lengthwise
1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna with the panko, parsley, red onion and 1 tsp. of the mustard and season well with salt and pepper. Form into 4 rectangular burger patties. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, the remaining 1 Tbs. mustard, the garlic, anchovies and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature.
3. Slice the baguette into 3 1/2-inch (9-cm) lengths and split.
4. In a nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the tuna burgers and cook, turning once with a flat spatula, until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side.
5. Slather the cut sides of the baguette with the mayonnaise mixture. Set the burgers on the baguettes and top with the hard-boiled egg, tomato slices, some basil leaves and the black olives. Close the burgers and serve immediately. Serves 4.
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