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.

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Last modified on: May 10th 2020

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16 min.22 min.38 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.

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.

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: Risotto-style celeriac, Eggs Arsène, Eggs Comtoise, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, ... All
Cooked potatoCooked potato: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gratin of purple artichokes, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Artichokes with beef, Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Pollack Parmentier, ... 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: Rabbit civet "à la normande", Comtoise endive salad, Eggs meurette, Veal Marengo, Endives "bonne femme", ... 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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