Comtois surprise bread

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Comtois surprise bread
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For 4 people, you will need:


PreparationCookingStart to finish
16 min.22 min.38 min.

Step by step recipe

1Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Cut 100 g cooked potatoes into small dice.
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2Pour 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.
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3Use the same pan to fry 100 g small pieces of smoked bacon.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
4When nicely browned, return the potatoes to the pan, mix together and turn off the heat.

Leave to wait in the pan.
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5Slice 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.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
6Sit the buns and their "lids" on a baking sheet. Pop in the oven for 5 minutes, just to lightly colour the insides.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
7Meanwhile, pour 150 g cancoillotte into a small saucepan on low heat and heat through gently.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
8Put a bun on each plate and fill with the potato and bacon mixture.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
9Fill up with the hot cancoillotte.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25
10Serve without delay, either as "surprise" bread with the lid on, or with the lid off at a jaunty angle, like in the photo.Comtois surprise bread : etape 25


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.
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