Comtois surprise bread


Comtois surprise bread
In this recipe, a simple burger bun is hollowed out to hide a filling of fried potatoes and bacon in a pool of hot cancoillotte cheese.

It is usual to eat the filling first, then the bread, still piping hot, with the remaining cheese.

Children really love this!
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Last modified on: May 10th 2020

For 4 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Cut 100 g cooked potato into small dice.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #2
Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a small frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, fry the diced potatoes until browned all over.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #3
Use the same pan to fry 100 g small pieces of smoked bacon.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #4
When nicely browned, return the potatoes to the pan, mix together and turn off the heat.

Leave to wait in the pan.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #5
Slice the tops off 4 Hamburger buns and use a fork to scoop out the interior crumb, which we will not be using this in this recipe.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #6
Sit the buns and their "lids" on a baking sheet. Pop in the oven for 5 minutes, just to lightly colour the insides.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #7
Meanwhile, pour 150 g cancoillotte into a small saucepan on low heat and heat through gently.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #8
Put a bun on each plate and fill with the potato and bacon mixture.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #9
Fill up with the hot cancoillotte.

Stage 10
Comtois surprise bread : Photo of step #10
Serve without delay, either as "surprise" bread with the lid on, or with the lid off at a jaunty angle, like in the photo.

Remarks

The inside of the burger buns removed in Step 5 isn't used in the recipe, but you can use it up in other ways, such as home-made breadcrumb coating.

For a more golden-brown finish to the buns, use a brush to coat the insides with clarified butter before they go in the oven.

Want to go the full Comtois? Use fried diced Morteau sausage instead of the bacon.

Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,197 Kcal or 5,012 Kj64 gr155 gr135 gr
60 %25 %15 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
171 Kcal or 716 Kj9 gr22 gr19 gr
9 %4 %2 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
299 Kcal or 1,252 Kj16 gr39 gr34 gr
15 %6 %4 %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).

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Source

Home made, but recipe dedicated to my friend Sébastien who makes the best buns I know..

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This recipe uses (among others)
CancoillotteCancoillotte: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs Arsène, Eggs Comtoise, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, ... All
Small pieces of smoked baconSmall pieces of smoked bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Endives "bonne femme", Eggs meurette, Comtoise endive salad, Veal Marengo, Salad paysanne, ... All
Cooked potatoCooked potato: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Croque-monsieur gourmand, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Potatoes with bacon and herbs, Crispy potato galette with leeks, ... All
Hamburger bunsHamburger buns: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pan bagnat, Hamburgers, ... All

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