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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:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.19 min.1 hour 2 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe

1 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #1Pour 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). 5 min.
2 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #2When nicely browned, transfer onto a chopping board and cut each rasher in half.

Set aside.
2 min.
3 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #3Prepare 4 Poached eggs and keep hot. 30 min.
4 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #4Melt 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.
6 min.
5 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #5Slice 200 g Nanterre brioche (one slice per person) and lightly butter both sides of all the slices. 3 min.
6 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #6Use the same pan as for the bacon, without washing it, to brown the brioche slices on both sides. 8 min.
7 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #7

Assemble the eggs Arsène



Heat the plates.

Put a slice of fried brioche on each plate.
2 min.
8 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #8Arrange 2 pieces of fried bacon on each slice. 2 min.
9 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #9Top with a poached egg. 2 min.
10 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #10Finish by pouring over a generous helping of the cancoillote with cream. 2 min.
11 Eggs Arsène : Photo of step #11Serve 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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3556114 gr79 gr309 gr
178 %44 %7 %47 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
31910 gr7 gr28 gr
16 %4 %1 %4 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
88828 gr19 gr77 gr
44 %11 %2 %12 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 6.15 €
Per person : 1.54 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
CancoillotteCancoillotte: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, Eggs Comtoise, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, ... [All]
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Surf and turf club sandwich, Winemaker's toast, Confit of carrots with bacon, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe", ... [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: Lille style chicken, Quick chicken curry, Feta and spinach brik pie, New York style pasta, Tartiflette, ... [All]

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