One of the amazing things we did on our trip to Spain was take a cooking class. We made a full authentic menu including Romesco Sauce, Paella, and Catalan Crema- but by far the easiest thing we learned to make was Tomato Bread. This bread was served in EVERY restaurant around Barcelona- from the most casual tapas bar to the famed Tickets. Our chef told us that this tomato bread is served with dinner, but is often a causal meal all on its own (paired with a bottle of wine of course). Its pretty difficult to mess up, the only variable here would be over toasting your bread (which as you can see, I did- keep an eye on the toast!)
Catalan Tomato Bread
What you need:
- 4 thick slices of good quality rustic bread
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Medium sized Tomato
- Olive Oil
Toast your bread to your liking. While it is toasting, slice the tomatoes in quarters and the garlic cloves in half. When the toast is ready, immediately take the garlic clove and rub it into the slice of bread. Don’t go crazy, you are just infusing some flavor. Next rub the tomato pulp all over one side of the bread- discard the tomato skin. Finally, drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and salt.
Its not the most beautiful to photograph- but trust me. It tastes AMAZING.