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.
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Last modified on: January 17th 2016

Keywords for this recipe:Egg yolkCancoillotte cheesePotatoesFranche-comté region

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Step by step recipe

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.
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Slice the rest of the potatoes.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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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.
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Fry the potato nests until browned all over.

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

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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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.
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Fill up the nests with hot cancoillote and pour a little over the potatoes. Serve immediately.


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.


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).

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More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked potatoCooked potato: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gratin du Nord, Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Comtois surprise bread, Winemaker's toast, Gratin of purple artichokes, ... All
CancoillotteCancoillotte: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, Eggs Arsène, Risotto-style celeriac, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Green parsley sauce, Tomato omelette, Lemony cabbage and potato salad, Tabbouleh, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, Chocolate cream, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Leek and fresh tuna tart, ... All

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