Winemaker's toast

Winemaker's toast
These oven-baked open sandwiches are topped with onions cooked in red wine, fried bacon and potatoes, finished with a thin layer of melted cheese.
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Last modified on: March 11th 2012

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For 8 opens sandwiches, you will need:
  • 1 onion 250 g onion
  • 2 butter 20 g butter
  • 3 red wine 250 ml red wine
  • 4 belly (streaky) bacon 200 g belly (streaky) bacon
  • 5 cooked potatoes 200 g cooked potatoes
  • 6 bread 8 slices bread
  • 7 cheese 150 g cheese
  • Total weight: 1,470 grams

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
36 min.44 min.1 hour 20 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Winemaker's toast
Peel, rinse and chop 250 g onion.

Melt 20 g butter in a medium-sized saucepan. then add the chopped onions, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Winemaker's toast
Pour 250 ml red wine into the pan and stir well.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Winemaker's toast
Leave to cook uncovered on medium heat until the wine has evaporated.

Check seasoning and set aside.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
Winemaker's toast
Cut 200 g belly (streaky) bacon into small pieces and pan fry lightly.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 7 min.
Winemaker's toast
Slice 200 g cooked potatoes and fry on both sides in the same pan as you used for the bacon. Ideally, you should not add any more fat and just use what has come out of the bacon. If there isn't enough, use a little oil.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Winemaker's toast
Cut 8 slices bread and arrange on a baking sheet.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Winemaker's toast
Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Begin the assembly: divide the onions between the slices of bread.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Winemaker's toast
Then the bacon.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Winemaker's toast
Then the potatoes.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Winemaker's toast
Finish with thin slices of any cheese you like.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
Winemaker's toast
Put in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown.

Stage 12
Winemaker's toast
Serve hot, ideally with a green salad.
The cheese can be any you choose! A few excellent French options: Comté, Morbier, Saint-Nectaire...
And to drink?
The same red wine as you have used to cook the onions.
A few minutes once cooked.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,352 Kcal or 9,847 Kj90 gr331 gr179 gr
118 %35 %31 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
160 Kcal or 670 Kj6 gr23 gr12 gr
8 %2 %2 %2 %
Per open sandwiches
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
294 Kcal or 1,231 Kj11 gr41 gr22 gr
15 %4 %4 %3 %
% 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: Milk, Sulfites, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 8 opens sandwiches : 4.92 €
  • Per open sandwiches : 0.62 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
OnionOnion: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Curried mussels with cabbage, Crab Cakes, Vegetable stock, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, ... All
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Coq au vin, Mushroom bourguignon, Marchand de vin sauce, How to slow cook meat, Tenderloin steaks marinated in red wine with rosemary, ... All
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Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rabbit terrine, Ardennes Salad, Pâté de campagne, Involtini-Style Filet Mignon , Hamburgers, ... All
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