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Pan a la Catalana


8 thick slices of peasant bread
2 large cloves garlic, halved
1 large tomato, cut width-wise into thirds
your favorite olive oil

Preheat your grill or a panini pan over high heat.

Grill the bread, giving it a nice toast and grill marks but not toasting it solid.

With the bread still hot, rub a garlic clove half across the top (grilled side) of the bread. A couple rubs is sufficient. Use one clove half for two pieces of toast.

Rub the tomato slices over the top of the toast, just enough to give a thin film of tomato across the toast. Use one side of one slice the tomato for two pieces of toast.

Drizzle the toast with olive oil.

Pan a la Catalana, or Pan con Tomate, in Spain is simple but really delicious. Top with cheese, ham or sausage for an extra bit.

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