French Fridays with Dorie: Two Tartines from La Croix Rouge

Dorie Greenspan tartines from La Croix Rouge on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt’s been a bit of a race to the finish line this week – it’s March Break starting at the end of the day and the shortest-longest term of the year (especially this year with the #NeverEndingWinter) is finally ending. To say I’m tired would be a huge understatement. We’re all so *done* with the cold and the grey days, not to mention various lingering illnesses (even Neil’s been sick, so you know it’s a bad year for germs!) and ready for some spring. So I was grateful for an easy French Fridays with Dorie recipe this week.

Essentially smoked salmon (Norvegienne) and roast beef (Saint Germain) open-faced sandwiches, the two tartines from La Croix Rouge (p 42) are both favourite dishes in one of the busiest cafés in Dorie’s neighbourhood.

Dorie Greenspan raost beef tartine on Dorie Greenspan smoked salmon tartine on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd really, there’s not much to say. As Trevor would say, it’s what we Doristas like to call “stuff on toast“.  Neil ate this as a snack one afternoon last weekend. It’s kind of snacky-apetitify food that begs for a glass of wine. I think all that was missing here was the special ingredient that was the Paris café scene setting 😉

And speaking of things French, follow our trip to France and Denmark on Instagram next week 🙂

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24 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Two Tartines from La Croix Rouge”

  1. Yes, europe is the place to be right now. While my friends and family in the US are still suffering, winter seems to have skipped us completely this year. The daffodils outside my flat are already in full bloom. Welcome to spring:-)

  2. You describe it perfectly Mardi as a snacky food. I thought it made a nice lunch, especially with a glass of wine. I will take a toast from Gascony instead of a visit to my blog any day! Have fun and I will follow, enviously, on Instagram.

  3. These look so artistic. It’s good to have something both delicious and easy in our repertoire for those times we’re too tired to make anything more complicated!

  4. I could have predicted you’d prefer the saint-germain version. You don’t like fish! Bon voyage! Can’t wait to see the pictures. I still dream about the bakeries in Denmark.

  5. It says something about the house I live in that when these were presented to me in front of the computer, it didn’t seem remotely out of the norm… 🙂

    Alas, as Mardi said even I’ve been battling a flu this week, so the beautiful rose from Provence had to wait for another day…

  6. Your tartines look perfectly sophisticated. A glass of wine is just right for them. Have a wonderful trip – looking forward to seeing your posts when you return!

  7. Mardi, sometimes these simple meals with wonderful ingredients are just the best! Your Tartines look wonderful and it is such a pleasure to read that you and your husband enjoyed them so much!
    Do have a wnderful time in France and Denmark!

  8. When I finish commenting on your lovely post, Mardi, I am going to link over to Instagram and travel through Gascony with you. I can only imagine what this Winter has been for you, other Canadians and my colleagues on the East Coast and Midwest. Even in Aspen, where snow means money, many of my friends are so over it. Winter is hard work in so many ways. Hopefully your trip to France will be what you need to get you and Mr. Neil to Spring………which, they tell me, id judt around the corner.

  9. The #neverendingwinter indeed. We had snow on the ground this morning and are expecting more mid-week. Although, it’s the cold that is really driving me insane. It reached 30F yesterday and I was outside in short sleeves 🙂

    Have a lovely, lovely trip – hopefully balmy weather will prove to be healing for the winter blues.


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