Delicious. We took our baguette to the beach, where it was devoured. The spinach gives the cheese a lovely bright green colour and added nutrition and roughage for the kids - something I'm always grateful for. I really liked the addition of the pistachio nuts. They added a nice crunch, but I didn't chop them up too finely. This sandwich would be perfect for any picnic/tailgating or beach event, like ours.
This made a delicious sandwich and was so easy to put together! I love pistachios but hubby hates them so I used pine nuts instead which worked well. Made for ZWT5.
Made this as a picnic lunch when my SIL visited me a few days ago and we were on the road doing what we do best-shopping! Served with cornichons, a few olives and a thermos of black coffee. She requested the same when next we go out for the day. Thanks for sharing a great sandwich. Made for ZWT5.
I thought this was excellent & will definitely be making it again. I can see it in slices on an appetizer tray as well as traveling for a picnic. I used small whole wheat hoagies & reduced the amount of ham as what I have in the freezer is smoked. I also used a salt free tomato-basil seasoning and no mayo. I ended up with a creamy ham & spinach spread mounded into whole wheat hoagies. Yum!
This is one of those sandwiches that makes you go 'ooh la la'. Yes, it is more work than normal for a sandwich but then it really isn't a normal sandwich. My only real main change was to scale this right down and have mine on a small baguette just the right size for one person. Then, I used reduced fat versions of the cheese, milk and mayo. I wasn't sure if I should be using basil or parsley because it says one in the ingredients and another in the directions. So, I used a bit of both - fresh in both cases. I also used a tiny bit of reduced fat creme fraishe in place of some of the mayo because I was running low on mayo. It worked well. Made for Chow Hounds on ZWT5.
This is an excellent sandwich!! I made this for ZWT5 French/Cajun and brought it to a baseball game for DH and myself, and we both loved it. It's kind of a lot of work for a sandwich, but it's totally unique and absolutely delish! The only change I made was using fresh basil instead of dried. Thanks!
With the permission of the chef I subbed the spinach with Mache, which is French for Lamb's Lettuce! Everything else was as posted, except I used a petit-pain, as there is only me at home at the moment! I did not scoop enough of the bread out, so my filling escaped in transit - to the bottom of the garden for a picnic! LOL! However, the taste was SUBLIME! What a wonderful combination of flavours and textures! I loved this - and it certainly hit to spot for an al fresco lunch today! Made for the French All Aboard challenge in the To Go forum on behalf of Whine and Cheesers! Merci Sage darlink! FT:-)
Delicious!!! The addition of the basil *I used fresh* and pistachios really pops the flavor of this filling. Thanks for posting!
We took our Baguette on a picnic. It was very lovely, and tasted so yummy! I couldn't taste the spinach, and I made the mistake of letting my daughter hear me call it "spinach" instead of "leaves", so she got scared of eating it, and only ate half. Well - the playground was calling her, too! I wrapped it and had it in the refrigerator overnight, so the bread was wonderfully soft. I loved the ham filling flavor most, especially with the nuts, which I didn't chop too finely, either. Excellent lunch, thank you!