Crispy flatbread is the new black. I am convinced. It is so versatile, so chic, and just screams delicious. You can doll it up with seasonal herbs, eat it plain or with a little hummus, make crispy pizzettes, or top it with a lovely, summer salad. It has been incredibly hot and humid here, and nothing sounds better than a crisp, cold, crunchy salad, especially with cucumbers and fresh herbs straight from the garden. If you feel so inspired, and the grill is going, brush the grill with a little oil and throw the flatbread directly on the grill. I also grill the tomatoes as well with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
Fried egg and herb salad on crispy flatbread…
1 ¾ cup flour
1 tbs fresh tarragon, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
fleur de sel (for a topping, if you are feeling fancy), Kosher salt is lovely too
Oven at 450. Mix together dry ingredients and herbs. Then add wet. Mix until dough forms into a ball. Break dough into 3-4 parts. Roll each flat. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with fleur de sel, cracked pepper and fresh herbs. Place on a heavy baking sheet and then in the oven, or you can use a preheated pizza stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy. Or, you can just throw the rolled dough straight onto the grill.
couple hand fulls of baby greens
some chopped radicchio and endive
1 small cucumber cut on bias (peeled if from the store)
1 egg per salad
4-5 roasted garlic cloves
olive oil, enough to lightly coat the salad
salt and pepper
wedge of summer tomato with each salad (raw or grilled)
To roast garlic, cover cloves in olive oil, and wrap in foil, broil until browned and soft. Mix together olive oil and roasted garlic cloves in the bottom of a large bowl. Making sure to smash the garlic until mostly incorporated into oil. Add salt and pepper. Toss together baby greens, radicchio, endive, and fresh herbs on top of oil and garlic until leaves are evenly coated. Fry egg, over-easy/medium in olive oil. Top flatbread with salad and egg on top.
Cook together, toast to each other, and enjoy!