I’ve had a special affection for Bastille Day for a long time. Growing-up, my sister had a good friend who’s family was from France. Every Summer they would celebrate the French Revolution by hosting a terrific fête with lots of seafood and wine and cheese and simple appetizers with thin slices of roast beef and on baguettes.
I don’t think I fully-comprehended the cause for celebration as a kid, but I did appreciate the snacks. These little nibbles are perfect for a warm Summer evening. Grab a bottle of wine, a baguette, some ham or roast beef (or both) and a wedge of Brie – pair with fresh fruit and some macarons.
Baguette with Ham and Brie
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard (I prefer country style)
8 – 10 slices ham or roast beef (or both)
1/4 cup cornichon, sliced
Cracked black pepper
Combine mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
Slice baguette into 1/2 inch pieces with a serrated bread knife.
Spread mayonnaise/mustard on one side of the bread and layer with one slice of meat. Top with a thin slice of brie, sliced cornichon and microgreens and cracked black pepper.