It’s that time of year, when the tomatoes are juicy and ripe. This bread is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer. And if you close your eyes as you are eating it, you can almost picture yourself in Spain.
Imagine yourself somewhere along the coast of Spain, on a nice patio over-looking the water. Can you feel it…the sun is cascading onto your shoulders as you sip a cold cerveza (beer). You take a bite of the “pan con tomate”, which has a thinly sliced piece of salty Serrano ham on top…can you taste it! Ah…how sweet it is!
This is an ideal snack, anytime of the day. It’s so easy to make and it’s a great way to use up tomatoes that are just a little “too soft”.
It’s even fun to make. You simply smear the bread (which is great toasted) with ripe tomatoes.
If you are adding jamón (Spanish Ham) ask for the pieces to be cut paper thin, as this makes them much nicer to eat.
If you haven’t tried this already, well, “just do it” – you will love it! Here is a video recipe for Pan Con Tomate (not that you really need one)…but we just couldn’t help ourselves!
hasta la próxima (until next time)