Louis XV Experience
I could not find the round french bread that Pan Bagnat is usually served on, so I decided to make some myself. I used a recipe from King Arthur Flour found here and followed it to a T, except that I shaped the bread into smaller rounds. It was very easy and very delicious.
Ingredients for Sandwich
French Bread, either round, homemade or just a baguette would work great
Lettuce - either romaine or something like arugula
hard boiled egg, sliced
tuna, preferably packed in olive oil
anchovies, at least 1 per sandwich
red onions, sliced (if you are like me and don't like the taste of raw onion, so the onion slices in 1/3 of a cup of red wine vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar for 20 minutes, this will quickly pickle them and take out the bite)
Other veggies of your choice (I used some green beans and some peppers, but these are not necessarily found in the authentic sandwich)
To Assemble: Start with the lettuce and tomatoes and then pile other veggies on top, then add tuna, eggs and radishes, top with an anchovy and basil leaves. Drizzle the top side of the bread with a good glug of olive oil. Put the top of the sandwich on and press down hard, try to eat without the sandwich falling apart...