Pan bagnat or Pan bagna as it is sometimes called is one of the most popular fast foods you can buy in the south of France.
Although the term fast food conjures up images of unhealthy fast foods, this is in fact a truly tasty and healthy snack which comes as no surprise as this is France after all!
This delicious food is really the equivalent of taking a Salade Niçoise and making it into a quick and easy French fast food. It consists of a crusty French roll, drenched in olive oil and packed with the fresh healthy ingredients you would find in a traditional Salade Niçoise and believe me it is truly wonderful.
You will often see the local French people eating them whilst playing a game of French boules or pétanque as it is such a great snack which you can take with you for such activities and it makes a great picnic food too.
For this recipe you will need to use it as a guide and vary it according to how many you need it for and which variety of salad vegetables you have available. If you don't like anchovies you can use tuna instead or simply make a vegetaraian version and leave out the fish. However, the original version will of course include the anchovies.