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

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Ham "friand" pie
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
Ham "friand" pie
Do this for the 4 slices ham.

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

Butter a metal oven tray or roasting tin.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Ham "friand" pie
Line the bottom with a layer of puff pastry.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Ham "friand" pie
Cover with bechamel sauce.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Ham "friand" pie
Then a layer of grated cheese.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Ham "friand" pie
Arrange the slices of ham on top.

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

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

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

Stage 11 - 35 min.
Ham "friand" pie
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.
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.
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,990 Kcal or 12,519 Kj252 gr1,211 gr1,198 gr
149 %97 %114 %182 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
334 Kcal or 1,398 Kj28 gr135 gr134 gr
17 %11 %13 %20 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
747 Kcal or 3,128 Kj63 gr303 gr300 gr
37 %24 %29 %45 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.88 €
  • Per person : 1.22 €

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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: Maroilles cheese quiche, Saint Honoré cake, Quiche Bretonne, Express apple tart, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mornay Sauce, Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Ham and endives au gratin, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Potato and broccoli gratin, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian style gratin, Chard and potato gratin, Gratin "grilled inside", Baker's chicken and potato tart, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pains briochés aux raisins, Brioche galette, Small cheese and bacon rolls , Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Chinois, ... All
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