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Melting Epoisses on toast

Melting Epoisses on toast

Lightly buttered bread, a slurp of dry white wine, cured ham, sliced potato and a piece of Epoisse. A few minutes in the oven is enough to melt the cheese over the potatoes and crisp up the bread.

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Last modified on: May 10th 2014

For 4 toppeds toast, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.1 hour 7 min.1 hour 26 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #1Cut 4 slices bread, but not too thick.

Butter the slices lightly and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons dry white wine.
10 min.
2 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #2Boil 200 g potatoes and when cooked, peel and slice. 40 min.
3 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #3Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

When the oil is really hot, fry the potato slices on both sides.

Set aside.
8 min.
4 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #4Use the same pan to fry 4 slices smoked ham for just a few seconds on each side.

Preheat the oven to 210°C (420°F).
4 min.
5 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #5Distribute the ham over the slices of bread. 3 min.
6 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #6Arrange the sliced potatoes on top. 3 min.
7 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #7And finish with the cheese.

Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.
3 min.
8 Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #8Take out of the oven as soon as the cheese has fully melted and is lightly browned on the top.

Serve immediately, with a good green salad if possible.
15 min.

Remarks

You can replace the Espoisse with another kind of cheese. I prefer one that is both soft and well-flavoured (Saint Nectaire, Saint Marcellin, Mont d'Or...) but it's just as good with Comté or Cheddar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
9372269 gr1762 gr139 gr
469 %103 %166 %21 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
134839 gr253 gr20 gr
67 %15 %24 %3 %
% 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 toppeds toast : 5.78 €
Per topped toast : 1.45 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: Legend has it that Espoisse was Napoleon's favourite cheese, and he apparently liked to wash it down with a Gevrey-Chambertin. So, open a bottle of this and you'll dine like an emperor.
Source: Home made
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This recipe use (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm Leek and Potato Salad, Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream , Express sauerkraut, Mushroom velouté, Potatoes with prawns, ... All
ÉpoissesÉpoisses: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Shallot confit tart, Crispy cheese parcels, ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pan con tomate, Summery cheese on toast, Smoked eggs, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Montbenoit's canapés, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gougères, Little vegetable omelettes, Ham spirals, Kérinou slices, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , ... All

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