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

Keywords for this recipe:ToastOvenépoisse cheesePotatoes
For 4 toppeds toast, you will need:

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19 min.1 hour 7 min.1 hour 26 min.
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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.

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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,266 Kcal or 5,300 Kj55 gr170 gr105 gr
63 %21 %16 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
182 Kcal or 762 Kj8 gr24 gr15 gr
9 %3 %2 %2 %
Per topped toast
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
316 Kcal or 1,323 Kj14 gr42 gr26 gr
16 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 toppeds toast : 5.81 €
  • Per topped toast : 1.45 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pork roast with herbs, Smooth mixed vegetable soup, Truffade, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Home-made potato crisps , ... All
ÉpoissesÉpoisses: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Shallot confit tart, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Crispy cheese parcels, Bourguignon potatoes , ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtoise endive salad, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, Nanou's red cabbage salad, Leek and egg frichti, Croque-monsieur gourmand, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Red rice pannequets, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Ham spirals, Ham and cheese slices with spring onions, Vegetable tian, ... All
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