Eggs Comtoise


Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese.

The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
30K 21 3.9
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Last modified on: January 17th 2016

Keywords for this recipe:Egg yolkCancoillotte cheesePotatoesFranche-comté region
For 4 people, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #1
Prepare one potato per person: hollow out the centre using a pommes parisiennes spoon or a teaspoon to create the "nest". Trim off the ends if necessary to tidy the shape.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #2
Slice the rest of the potatoes.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #3
Pan-fry the potato slices on both sides in a little olive oil, then salt and set aside and keep hot.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #4
Fry the potato nests until browned all over.

Heat 250 g cancoillotte in the microwave or in a bain-marie.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #5
Heat the plates.

Stand a nest in the centre of each hot plate and surround with the fried potato slices.

Slip an egg yolk into each nest and salt lightly.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #6
Fill up the nests with hot cancoillote and pour a little over the potatoes. Serve immediately.
Remarks
If you don't have any cancoillote, use any other cheese you like (but preferably a soft cheese) and melt it in a little cream.

You may be surprised to see that the egg yolk is not heated beforehand, but it will heat through when in contact with the hot potato and cheese.
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,678 Kcal or 7,025 Kj67 gr136 gr96 gr
84 %26 %13 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
154 Kcal or 645 Kj6 gr12 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
419 Kcal or 1,754 Kj17 gr34 gr24 gr
21 %6 %3 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.74 €
  • Per person : 0.94 €

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Source
Home made.
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