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

Keywords for this recipe:Puff pastryBechamel sauceHamGratinPie
For 4 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Heat 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.

Stage 2
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Do this for the 4 slices ham.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Butter a metal oven tray or roasting tin.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Line the bottom with a layer of puff pastry.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Cover with bechamel sauce.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Then a layer of grated cheese.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Arrange the slices of ham on top.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Add another layer of bechamel sauce, then more grated cheese.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Finish with a second layer of puff pastry and glaze.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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You can decorate the pie by sticking on cut-out shapes of left-over pastry.

Stage 11 - 35 min.
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Bake 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.
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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,792 Kcal or 7,503 Kj100 gr146 gr220 gr
90 %38 %14 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
200 Kcal or 837 Kj11 gr16 gr25 gr
10 %4 %2 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
448 Kcal or 1,876 Kj25 gr36 gr55 gr
22 %10 %3 %8 %
% 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 : 4.88 €
  • Per person : 1.22 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ch'ti mussel tarts, Little caramelized peach tarts, Chicken and mushroom pie, Beef Wellington, Peach and verbena feuilleté, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Scallops au gratin, Chard and potato gratin, Harvest Gratin, Italian style gratin, Croque-monsieur potatoes, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable clafoutis, Spinach Mornay, Gratin Parmentier, Breton Pie, Spinach Croque-monsieur , ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pecan fruit rolls , Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Chouquettes, Diamond biscuits, Nanterre brioche, ... All
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