Pan Bagna means bathed bread, and the traditional recipes vary in ingredients but usually call for a heavy dousing of olive oil. This being a healthier version, the bread remains unbathed in oil, but in no way does this taste like bland health food,
The list of ingredients alone had me dreaming of this sandwich days before the Fresh Direct order was even delivered. Hard boiled eggs, fresh bread crumbs, olives, caramelized onions, Dijon, and anchovy paste. How could that not add up to deliciousness?
It's like a high end egg salad sandwich and one that is pretty easy to make. We really should have used a nice, hard on the outside, soft inside baguette, but we had to make due with what was available: a softer loaf that still made for a good sandwich, but I'd trade it for a baguette next time.
Making fancy sandwiches at home, rather than shelling out loads of money for them like we do is a simple, no cook way to have a delicious meal that can be made to serve as many or a few as you want.