Artichoke hearts forestier

Artichoke hearts forestier
This recipe is not very complicated, but does involve some work: an artichoke heart with a layer of mushroom duxelle, a layer of fried bacon, topped with a poached egg and cream sauce.

Everything can be prepared in advance (the day before for example), but the final assembly should be done just before serving.
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Last modified on: May 10th 2023

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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Prepare 6 artichokes heart.

If you are using fresh artichokes, cook them and remove the leaves (eat these with a vinaigrette) and the choke (the fuzzy bits).

If tinned, drain them.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Put 125 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without fat and fry lightly.

At the last minute add 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Roughly chop ½ onion.

Melt 20 g butter in a small pan, then add the onion, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, without allowing it to colour.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Add the 300 ml dry white wine, and reduce by 4/5 over a low heat.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Pour the contents of the pan through a fine strainer. Keep just the reduced liquid and return this to the pan.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Put the pan back on low heat and reduce until only 1 or 2 tablespoonsful of liquid remain.

Pour in 250 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper, then leave on low heat to thicken. When it reaches the required consistency, remove from the heat and check seasoning.

Stage 8 - 20 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Warm the serving plates.

Reheat the eggs in a bain marie, or in the microwave in 2 tablespoons of salted water, on minimum power for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Reheat the duxelle of mushrooms, bacon, and artichoke hearts.

Place all the serving plates in front of you; from here on you must work as fast as possible.

In the centre of each plate, place an artichoke heart, and put a layer of bacon on it.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Artichoke hearts forestier
Add a layer of mushrooms, and place a poached egg on top.

Arrange any left over bacon and mushrooms around the artichoke hearts, then coat generously with sauce.

Finish with a parsley leaf on the top, and serve without delay.
This is a good recipe for when you are entertaining, as everything up to and including stage 6 (reducing the wine and onion) can be prepared in advance, even the day before, and put together at the last minute when your guests are around the table.
And to drink?
The same wine as you have used in the recipe (a dry white), but you could also try a red without too much tannin, like a Merlot.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,871 Kcal or 7,834 Kj38 gr28 gr187 gr
94 %15 %3 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
158 Kcal or 662 Kj3 gr2 gr16 gr
8 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
312 Kcal or 1,306 Kj6 gr5 gr31 gr
16 %2 %<1 %5 %
% 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: Egg, Sulfites, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 5.40 €
  • Per person : 0.90 €

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