Saturday, March 8, 2014

Two Tartines From La Croix Rouge

Tartine Saint-Germain
Our assignment this week in French Fridays With Dorie was  Two Tartines From La Croix Rouge.  La Croix Rouge is a cafe in Paris.   According to Dorie it is a very busy cafe with people waiting to cram into the cafe.  After making the Tartine Saint-Germain, I can see why.  This tartine was super easy, quick, and super delicious.  I would never have thought that a toasted slice of bread  smeared with mayonnaise, then topped with a thinly  sliced gherkin, two slices of roast beef, and seasoned with salt and pepper would be sooo good.

The second tartine used smoked salmon.  I did not make this one being that the family member who loves smoked salmon was out-of-town.  He has since returned so I will make this tartine for him soon.

As I said earlier, the Saint-Germain sandwich was so good, I made two and ate both of them.  No regrets -  just a happy stomach:)


This recipe can be found on pages 42-43 in "Around My French Table."


14 comments:

  1. Geraldine, very nice looking Tartine St. Germain - wasn´t this a nice French treat of a sandwich?!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Your tartine looks wonderful! We thought these were very good - I did make both, to slice up and share. You're right: who would think that such simple ingredients would end up so great. Hope you enjoy the salmon too when you get to it.

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  3. I enjoyed how these were both simple and delicious! A win all around.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the saint-germaine so much!

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  5. The simplicity of these fit into our life this week! Glad you enjoyed!

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  6. The St Germain version was my favorite of the two, though they were both very good. Glad you enjoyed it too.

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  7. This looks great! I loved them both.

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  8. Definitely a happy-stomach dish this week! Your roast beef looks so delicious.

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  9. I love that square white plate, your sandwich looks so delicious against the background. I enjoyed this simple little sandwich, so easy to do.

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  10. I am really enjoying reading these " French Fridays With Dorie " posts - this looks great!

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  11. I made the Tartine Saint-Germain several days in a row for lunch - I loved it too!

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  12. Isn't it crazy that with something so easy and so delicious, we don't make tartines more often. I suspect we'll all do this recipe and then forgetaboutit. There are so many different toppings for a tartine and with a salad or bowl of soup it is a great lunch or even lite dinner. I hope you made the smoked salmon for your hubby. It's delicious.

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  13. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It was a nice reminder that sometimes the easiest recipes are the best.

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  14. Bill loved his roast beef version...I should have made him give me a bite :) This was a fun week!

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