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Ham "friand" pie

Ham "friand" pie

A "friand" (the word means "fond"!) is a sort of French pasty. This pie-style version has two layers of puff pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, ham and bechamel sauce.

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Last modified on: September 8th 2018

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.40 min.1 hour 5 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #1Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, then fry a slice of ham for a few seconds to brown it on one side only. 5 min.
2 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #2Do this for the 4 slices ham.
3 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #3Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Butter a metal oven tray or roasting tin.
2 min.
4 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #4Line the bottom with a layer of puff pastry. 3 min.
5 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #5Cover with bechamel sauce. 3 min.
6 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #6Then a layer of grated cheese. 3 min.
7 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #7Arrange the slices of ham on top. 3 min.
8 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #8Add another layer of bechamel sauce, then more grated cheese. 3 min.
9 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #9Finish with a second layer of puff pastry and glaze. 3 min.
10 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #10You can decorate the pie by sticking on cut-out shapes of left-over pastry. 5 min.
11 Ham "friand" pie : Photo of step #11Bake on a low shelf in the oven for about 35 minutes.

You can eat this pie hot from the oven, or leave to cool and cut into 4 portions (with a serrated knife) and refrigerate or freeze it for later.
35 min.

Remarks

One difficulty of this recipe is to prevent the bechamel sauce soaking into the pastry and leaving it heavy and dense. To avoid this, get the pie into a hot oven as soon as it is assembled in the tin.

You can also begin by precooking the underneath layer of puff pastry in the dish, after pricking it all over with a fork just beforehand to stop it puffing up.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2989102 gr146 gr222 gr
149 %39 %14 %34 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
33411 gr16 gr25 gr
17 %4 %2 %4 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
74725 gr36 gr55 gr
37 %10 %3 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 4.88 €
Per person : 1.22 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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