Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"


Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"
You may already have come across the Mont d'Or hot box recipe, where the cheese is baked in the oven then poured over potatoes. Here's a version with a twist: crispy ham-wrapped potato wedges to dip in the box of melted cheese.
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Last modified on: January 26th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:Melted cheeseFondueFrenchMont d'or cheesePotatoes

For 4 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #1

The potatoes: cooking

Rinse 1 kg potatoes, preferably small ones.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #2
Put into a large saucepan of cold water...

Stage 3 - 20 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #3
...and boil in their skins until tender (a knife blade should go through easily).

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #4
Drain and leave to cool.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #5
Cut each potato into 4 wedges.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #6

The potatoes: breadcrumbs and "blankets"

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Cut 6 slices ham (or streaky bacon) into strips, if not already done, ideally about the same width as the potato wedges.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #7
Beat 2 eggs with salt and pepper in a bowl or a high-sided container (less messy).

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #8
Prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of cooking parchment on top.

Put 150 g breadcrumbs onto a plate and the beaten egg into a small dish, such as a ramekin.

If you are right handed, arrange from the right: egg, breadcrumbs and baking sheet. If you are left-handed, the other way round.

Stage 9
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #9
Dip a potato wedge in beaten egg, then roll in breadcrumbs.

Stage 10
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #10
Wrap a strip of ham or bacon around it just once, then sit this on the baking sheet with the join underneath.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #11
It is important to set up a "production line" in the right order: 1) beaten egg, 2) breadcrumbs, 3) ham, 4) baking sheet.

Coat and wrap all the potato wedges like this, using more baking sheets if needed. Yes, I know, this is a lot of faff!

Note: you'll no doubt start slowly, one wedege at a time, but you'll speed up as you go, managing several wedges at once.

When you have prepared half the potato wedges, put the Mont d'Or in the oven.

Stage 12 - 20 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #12
Finish the rest of the ptotato wedges, then bake for 15-20 minutes until nicely browned.

Stage 13 - 3 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #13
Take the baking sheets out when cooked and stick a cocktail stick in each wedge.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #14
Take the cheese out as soon as it is properly melted and place this in the centre of the table.

Stage 15
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #15
Let everyone grab their "spuds in blankets"...

Stage 16
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets" : Photo of step #16
...and dip into the melted cheese. Enjoy!

Remarks

You can use whatever type of ham you prefer, but very thin slices, such as dry-cured ham or streaky bacon are easier.

If you have very small potatoes, no need to cut them; they can be left whole.

And to drink?

And to drink?
As always with produce from the Comté region, the best wines – the ideal match, some would say – are the local wines. So I recommend either a dry white: an Arbois Savagnin, or a light red, such as an Arbois Trousseau.

Keeping:

Serve straight from the oven.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,736 Kcal or 15,642 Kj205 gr289 gr196 gr
187 %79 %27 %30 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
182 Kcal or 762 Kj10 gr14 gr10 gr
9 %4 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
934 Kcal or 3,910 Kj51 gr72 gr49 gr
47 %20 %7 %7 %
% 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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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: Potato gratin, Home-made potato crisps , Taos hotpot, Endives "bonne femme", Gratin Dauphinois, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Scallops au gratin, Wiener Schnitzel, Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, Fish in a seed crust, Fish "à la Bordelaise", ... All
HamHam: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Rice à l'italienne, French toast "cordon bleu", Ham pasta bake, Ham à la Russe, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Cramique, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, Chocolate almond cookies, Kugelhof for Nanou, ... All

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