Lunch, Recipes, Sandwich

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

January 26, 2014

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

Personally I feel like the biggest luxury about being a student is having the possibility of eating lunch at home. I don’t care too much about the other perks that come with student life like being able to sleep in and the ridiculous amounts of vacation you get. Eating a home-made lunch beats them all.

Why is lunch so special, you ask? Well, growing up lunch was always our family meal. It’s when everyone {those who were home} gathered round the table for a scrumptious meal. It’s only when I moved out that I realized it was a bit inconvenient to stop everything in the middle of the day to cook lunch. By now, I’ve adapted and on most days will eat my main meal for dinner. Yet, the transition wasn’t so simple. You see, I’m not the biggest fan of the usual sandwich & crisp lunch. If I must, and nothing else is available I will eat it, but I much prefer to have something that reminds me more of home…

If I’m not having a gigantic salad I’ll most likely be having a tartine, a open-faced sandwich. I’ve tried countless variations and thought it was time to share my favorite recipes with you. For the recipes below I use sourdough bread which I buy in London but you can use just about any kind of bread/toast you like. Today I’ll share 2 recipes, but there’s more to come soon.

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

Egg & Kale Tartine

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 sliced of sourdough bread
  • 2 knobs of butter {my favorite is Kerrygold}
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • a splash of cream
  • 1 handful of kale, stems remove, washed and chopped
  • a sprinkle of freshly grated cheddar
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

  1. Evenly spread the butter onto the bread slices and toast until golden {I like mine to be dark gold}
  2. In the meantime crack the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and add a splash of cream. Whisk until combined.
  3. Then heat up a knob of butter in a skillet and wait until it starts forming bubbles. Pour in the egg mixture. Let set for a few moments, then using a spatula gently stir. Throw in the chopped kale. Stir until the eggs are scrambled. Remove from the heat.
  4. Divide the eggs on the two slices of toasted bread. Sprinkle with some cheddar and serve.

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

Roasted Tomato Tartine

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 175g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 garlic bulb, outer skin peeled off
  • salt+pepper
  • a glug of olive oil
  • a few basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • optional: Maldon salt

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread out the tomatoes evenly. Place the garlic bulb in the center of the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a glug of olive oil. Then roast the tomatoes for approx. 30 minutes.

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

When the tomatoes are roasted and garlic have roasted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the tomatoes into a bowl. Lightly drizzle some olive oil onto both slices of bread. Toast until golden.

Gently squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skin and chop it into smaller pieces. Depending on the size of the bulb and on how much you like garlic, you may not need the entire garlic bulb. Add the chopped garlic to the bowl with tomatoes. Add in the chopped basil leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and and if required add a glug of olive oil. Stir to combine then divide onto the toasted bread. Garnish with basil leaves and if desired add a sprinkle of Maldon salt.

Lunch Tartines {2 Recipes}

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2 Comments

  • Reply Ryan Carterét January 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Mmm…just what I needed; I was thinking about what to have for lunch today.

    Thank you!

  • Reply Candy January 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Pictures look absolutely fabulous! Everything looks extremely nice, professional. Everyone loves discovering delicious new recipes, and an event this is a perfect opportunity to do so.

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