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How To Make Pan Con Tomate

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Simple authentic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

An authentic pan con tomate or pa amb tomaquet is such a brilliant breakfast or mid-morning snack.

This is really popular throughout the whole of Spain. In every bar, cafe or restaurant you can get this dish. It is on the table in no time so a great recipe if you are in a hurry. Ready to learn how to make pan con tomate? Let’s get started!

Easy Spanish authentic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

Everywhere you go you see people ordering this bread with tomatoes and it is so strange that it hasn’t caught on in the rest of Europe or the world.

Fortunately, it is so easy to make, so from now on you can treat yourself to authentic pan con tomate.

They come in different shapes and sizes. From just a slice of bread to a half bun or pistolet. I must admit that Spain has the ideal climate for pan the tomate or tapas.

Who doesn’t want to sit in the sun enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with some roasted pan con tomate?

This recipe originates from Catalunya in the North East of Spain but this dish has spread across the rest of Spain.

I have come across this bread in Madrid, Barcelona but also in the South of Spain.

Some call it a tapas but you can argue whether it is accurate as most Spaniards eat this mid-morning as their breakfast or for lunch. 

I have not seen this late afternoon which is the normal time for tapas. 

This recipe works best when you use stale bread and overripe tomatoes. 

Super simple authentic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

Pan con tomate ingredients

If you want to make this pan con tomato recipe you need only a handful of ingredients. Make certain you have the following ingredients ready:

  • Bread (e.g. no-knead bread, ciabatta or other bread)
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic (optional)
  • Serrano ham (optional)

Super easy authentic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

How to make pan con tomate

You need to start with 3 slices of bread. Preferably use some rustic bread like no-knead bread or French bread.

Roast it in the oven under the broiler. Let the broiler get warm first before putting the bread underneath. It all depends on how hot your broiler gets.

It takes about 5 minutes to toast a slice on one side. Turn and toast the other side. If you have a toaster it will make toasting bread much easier.

Pop it in the toaster and let your bread go brown. In the meanwhile cut your tomatoes in half. I use a mandoline slicer with a grater on it.

Rustic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

Take a halved tomato and grate it. The tomato will be soft and mussy a bit on the watery side. Season it with salt and pepper.

Take the toasted bread out of the oven. If you like you can brush a halved garlic on the warm toast to flavor the bread.

In the version, I have not used garlic. Drizzle some olive oil on the bread first then cover with the grated tomato puree.

If you like you can serve it with some slices of Serrano ham.

Authentic pan con tomate and optional serrano ham recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

Other Spanish tapas recipes

If you like to serve this recipe as a tapas you can. If you love tapas you can find a lot of different tapas recipes, take a look at the dishes below:

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See how you can make pan con tomate

Want to see how you can make authentic pan con tomate? Watch the video instruction with step by step instructions so you can follow along.

This is such an easy recipe to make every day.

 

Have fun with this pan con tomate recipe!

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Authentic pan con tomate

Serves: 3 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Simple authentic pan con tomate recipe in 10 minutes Ingredients bread, tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, serrano Simple Spanish breakfast or lunch recipe

Authentic pan con tomate or pa amb tomaquet is a brilliant breakfast or mid morning snack that is popular throughout Spain. Try it! Check recipe + video.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bread
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic (optional) 
  • Serrano ham (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice 3 slices of bread
  2. Heat the broiler and roast the bread under the broiler. Turn and toast the other side. Takes about 5 minutes per side
  3. In the meanwhile cut your tomatoes in half. Use a mandoline slicer with a grater on it to "grate" the tomato. The tomato will be soft and mussy.
  4. Season tomato puree with salt and pepper.
  5. Take the toasted bread out of the oven.
  6. Brush the bread with a halved garlic on the bread (optional)
  7. Sprinkle olive oil on the bread first then cover with the tomato puree
  8. Serve the pan con tomato

Notes

1. Let the broiler get warm first before putting the bread underneath. It all depends on how hot your broiler gets. I takes me about 5 minutes to toast a slice on one side. 2. If you have a toaster that is so much easier. Pop it in the toaster and let your bread go brown. 3. If you like you can serve it with some Serrano ham.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 120; Fat: 9.8g; Carbs: 8.1g; Protein: 1.5g; (without serrano ham). Calories: 190; Fat: 13.2g; Carbs: 8.1g; Protein: 10.5g; (with 3 slices serrano ham).

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