Thursday, October 26, 2006

French Brie Sandwich

Brie Sandwich
On our recent trip to Paris, my husband and I were in total awe of the beauty of the City of Light. We had no idea how enormous and inspiring the Louvre was, and I think we both had epiphanies’ after our Notre Dame visit. However one of our most memorable moments in Paris was this brie sandwich we had at a little corner pastry shop near place des Pyramides. Mom @ the French patisserie shop in ParisThis sandwich is so simple, yet it was all we could talk about after we ate it. It was the most delicious thing we've ever had...of course the authentic French baguette, and fresh brie and the fact that we were in Paris also added to our delight. Try this at home and you'll momentarily be transported to Paris.

INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

  • 1/2 lb. Brillat-Savarin Petit or Brie de Nangis (or your favorite French or domestic brie), cut into 1/8" slices
  • 1 baguette (thin, and about 2 feet long), cut 3/4 of the way through lengthwise
Place the brie slices, slightly overlapping, inside the baguette. Cut the baguette into four 6" sandwiches. You can wrap each sami in parchment paper and serve them or slightly warm them up in your oven for a few minutes. Either way, a light Côtes du Rhône wine goes wonderfully with this simple dish.

4 comments:

Kerry said...

Oh, man, that looks sooooo good. I love brie. And there's nothing like a fresh baguette in France!

I kind of want to hop on a plane right now. :)

indy said...

Hi, I had some brie and a fresh baguette and googled around for a simple recipe and found your blog.

Great call... and so simple!

Anonymous said...

Hey,
For a great Brie sandwich, try this. It is something I whipped up a while ago and it is just mouthwatering.
Toast two slices of rye bread (or a thickly sliced whole wheat bread)
after toasted, top one half with brie cheese thinly sliced, then top with chopped walnuts, and sliced pear. The pear you can sautee for about 5 minutes first. Place that slice in the oven for about a minute and broil at 450-degrees. Sprinkle or rub olive oil into the second slice of bread. Remove the other slice, and place together and you have an absolutely gourmet sandwich!

Suzanne said...

looks incredibly yummy!