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Eggs Arsène


Eggs Arsène
Eggs Arsène is a rather more rustic version (and definitely more Comtoise in style) of eggs Benedict , that indispensible breakfast dish in Ian Fleming's novels.

And you're right, there is a nod to James Bond here.
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Last modified on: October 25th 2018

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.19 min.1 hour 2 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #1
Pour 1 tablespoon oil into a frying pan on high heat. When really hot, add the finely sliced 250 g belly (streaky) bacon (allow one rasher per person).

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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When nicely browned, transfer onto a chopping board and cut each rasher in half.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
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Prepare 4 Poached eggs and keep hot.

Stage 4 - 6 min.
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Melt 300 g cancoillotte in a small saucepan on low heat and add 100 g cream.

Mix well, pepper lightly, then check the seasoning.Cover and keep hot.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Slice 200 g Nanterre brioche (one slice per person) and lightly butter both sides of all the slices.

Stage 6 - 8 min.
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Use the same pan as for the bacon, without washing it, to brown the brioche slices on both sides.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Assemble the eggs Arsène



Heat the plates.

Put a slice of fried brioche on each plate.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Arrange 2 pieces of fried bacon on each slice.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Top with a poached egg.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Finish by pouring over a generous helping of the cancoillote with cream.

Stage 11
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Serve immediately like this, or split the egg open to show off the runny yolk.

Remarks

Ideally the brioche for this recipe should be barely sweet, made with a brioche dough using only half the normal amount of sugar. This is a good way to use up the ends from a sausage brioche.

Nutritional information

% 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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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
CancoillotteCancoillotte: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtoise tart for Seàn, Eggs Comtoise, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, ... All
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Surf and turf club sandwich, Bacon and cabbage omelette, Hamburgers, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, Chicken club sandwich, ... All
Nanterre briocheNanterre brioche: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Quiche Lorraine, Salmon and spinach quiche, Chocolate cake, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, ... All

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