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.
167,130 24.1/5 for 23 ratings
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Last modified on: May 10th 2014

For 4 toppeds toast, you will need:

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


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast  : Photo of step #1
Cut 4 slices bread, but not too thick.

Butter the slices lightly and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons dry white wine.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
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Boil 200 g potatoes and when cooked, peel and slice.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
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Heat 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.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Use 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).

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Distribute the ham over the slices of bread.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Arrange the sliced potatoes on top.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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And finish with the cheese.

Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
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Take 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.

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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,852 Kcal or 7,754 Kj55 gr170 gr105 gr
93 %21 %16 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
266 Kcal or 1,114 Kj8 gr24 gr15 gr
13 %3 %2 %2 %
Per topped toast
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
463 Kcal or 1,938 Kj14 gr42 gr26 gr
23 %5 %4 %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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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.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Turnip top soup, Fisherman's Ragout, Big knife-cut chips (French fries) , Avengers' potatoes, Pork roast with herbs, ... All
ÉpoissesÉpoisses: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Shallot confit tart, Crispy cheese parcels, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bistro-style beetroot salad, Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, Baked leek and Camembert slices, Mushrooms on toast, French style, Warm autumn salad, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quail egg canapés, Potato galette, Rolls of fish in smoked ham, Ham and cheese slices with spring onions, Surprise bread, ... All

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