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Pa amb tomaquet

Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) is a typical preparation of Catalan cuisine that consists of bread with tomato scratched over and seasoned with olive oil and salt, and sometimes with garlic as well.

It is served accompanied with any sorts of sausages (cured botifarras, chorizo, fuet, etc.), ham, cheeses, anchovies or other marinated fish, or grilled vegetables like escalivada.

The original base used to be made with toasted slices of pa de pagés (peasants' bread), a typical round piece of wheat bread of a fair size (from 1/2 kg to 5 kg, from some 20 cm to 50 cm in diameter).