French Fridays with Dorie – Pan con Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Another Friday, another brilliant recipe/technique from Around My French Table.  Today we cross the border and take these decidedly Provençal tomatoes over to la Madre Patria for a different twist in the classic Catalan tapa pan con tomate.  That is exactly what it sounds like: bread with tomato.  Traditionally, a slice of rustic bread is rubbed with a garlic clove and topped with freshly crushed tomatoes and olive oil.  Since it is FFwD, I used Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for slow roasted tomatoes instead.

I did the roasting on Wednesday evening after getting home from work.  By the time the tomatoes were done, it was already 10pm, so instead of using them immediately I chose to store them in a jar with olive oil.  I cannot wait to use the tomatoes and infused oil in salads and other preparations, although if you leave me with a loaf of bread and the oil… it is that good!

Next week for the salmon and potatoes in a jar I have a trick up my sleeve.  My good friend Adam from Balls and Pie is stepping in with a guest post!  Visit his site for some amazing, no-nonsense cooking – you will definitely be able to see some common influences in our cooking.    Also, do not forget to check what the rest of the French Fridays crowd did with this very versatile recipe here.  Happy weekend to all of you!

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Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.

32 Responses to “French Fridays with Dorie – Pan con Slow Roasted Tomatoes”

  1. August 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    I LOVE the way your served the slow roasted tomatoes. I’m a fan of bruschetta – so this is right up my alley! Buzzed it!

  2. August 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    I love roasted tomatoes, I cant wait to see what you do with the ones you put in olive oil! Your pics look drool worthy.

  3. August 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Love, love, love how your tomatoes are smeared on the toasty slices!

  4. August 6, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    I really like the tomatoes in oil on the bread, I’m going to have to try this next time, I’ve got plenty of tomatoes in my garden I want to roast!
    Gorgeous pictures;-)

  5. Liz
    August 6, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I missed your beautiful terrines last week…and your tomatoes look just as lovely. Great idea to serve them on toasts~

  6. nana
    August 6, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I’m ready to go to the bakery for some fresh Italian bread and add the tomatoes. Your tomatoes
    look absolutely fantastic as bruschetta. Tricia and I both enjoyed this, even though we
    used different spices. I used rosemary, she did it with thyme. Both worked well.
    Lovely photos.

    • August 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      Being a diehard basil-tomato fan, I was surprised at the subtle yet present rosemary flavor. I should try it with thyme next time.

  7. August 6, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    YUM! Your Bread with Tomato looks very delish!!

  8. August 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Your photos are beautiful, Adriana. My family would love pan served we these tomatoes!

  9. August 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    …ah, but if you were in Spain, 10pm would be the perfect time to munch some pan con tomate.

  10. August 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Okay, so, I want to reach over and grab that jar…it’s gorgeous!!

  11. August 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I knew these would be good as a variation on bruschetta, but I haven’t tried it yet. I doubled this recipe, and the first batch is already gone. Fortunately, there’s no reason for it to be the last batch.

  12. August 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Great idea.
    I made a second batch and used them on grilled veggie pizzas. These tomatoes love slightly charred bread 🙂

  13. August 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I am trying to do Atkins again (too many wonderful French Fridays) and I sincerely could have wept at how good that top photo looks !!! I am definitely going to try this one again on a lovely toasted carb and enjoy every morsel. Nana and I both loved this one so I know I will get many more opportunities to enjoy it. Glad you did as well ~

  14. August 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    Looks beautiful! And so, so good on bread.

  15. Teresa
    August 7, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    Those slices of bread look so appetizing, as does the jar full of the rest of the tomatoes. It’s wonderful to have something like these tomatoes on hand, for simple recipes that showcase their flavour and to add some depth to more complicated recipes. I think if we had a Dorie recipe popularity contest, this week’s dish might win.

  16. August 7, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    I love slow roasted tomatoes! They are my summer staple, I always have some in a jar in the fridge. Last night I made a quick spaghetti with them, feta, basil & chilli, so simple and delish! This looks like the perfect sunday brunch for today thanks!!

  17. August 7, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Beautiful jar picture!

  18. August 7, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I wish I could reach in and eat your bread and tomatoes. They look amazing! It’s also looks very nice in a jar I felt sad to open them up and use them.

  19. August 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    this looks amazing. My mouth is salivating. BTW congrats on making the top 9!

  20. August 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Wish I had that jar of roasted tomatoes in olive oil! You know those are going to be good.

  21. August 8, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Beautifully done, Adriana!

    Thank you for being so supportive of my blog! I love our community.

  22. August 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I love pan con tomate! It was one of my favourite things to eat when traveling in Barcelona. I’m excited to find out what you have planned for the rest of the tomatoes in olive oil!

  23. Karen
    August 9, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    The pan con tomate look gorgeous and delicious! I am going to have to steal your idea very soon!

  24. August 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I love keeping these in the fridge, too, to use in a variety of ways. It’s so hard to resist eating them at once, though!

  25. August 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    I finally got around to making them and they were perfect tucked into Bison Burgers I made last night. I’m afraid they aren’t lasting long as I’m eating the rest like candy.

  26. August 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I was out of state for this tomatoes adventure, but I’m finally taking time to look at some results…and I know that I need to make time for this recipe. Your version is wonderful and inspiring. I have an extra cooking project for this week.

  27. August 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Hola Adriana, espero que estén todos bien en tu casa después del paso del huracán Irene, tengo entendido que paso por Puerto Rico. Esta receta es deliciosa adoro el pan y por supuesto los tomates, cada vez más se ven mejores tus platos de los viernes con Dorie. me gusta mucho el nuevo look de tu blog. Mucho éxito, sigue adelante.

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      Gracias por tu saludo Cristina! Estamos todos bien, y gracias a Dios no pasó nada en casa fuera de no tener electricidad y agua por dos dias.

  28. September 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Yum! I had my fare share of pa amb tomàquet when I spent a summer holiday doing volunteer work in a National Park up in the Figueres area (Catalonia)… many (too many) years ago! So many happy memories! This version with slow roasted tomatoes looks to die for!


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