Eggs Arsène

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39K3.6 October 25th 2018
Eggs Arsène
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For 4 people, you will need:


PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.19 min.1 hour 2 min.

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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).Eggs Arsène : etape 25
2When nicely browned, transfer onto a chopping board and cut each rasher in half.

Set aside.
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3Prepare 4 Poached eggs and keep hot.Eggs Arsène : etape 25
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.
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5Slice 200 g Nanterre brioche (one slice per person) and lightly butter both sides of all the slices.Eggs Arsène : etape 25
6Use the same pan as for the bacon, without washing it, to brown the brioche slices on both sides.Eggs Arsène : etape 25

Assemble the eggs Arsène

Heat the plates.

Put a slice of fried brioche on each plate.
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8Arrange 2 pieces of fried bacon on each slice.Eggs Arsène : etape 25
9Top with a poached egg.Eggs Arsène : etape 25
10Finish by pouring over a generous helping of the cancoillote with cream.Eggs Arsène : etape 25
11Serve immediately like this, or split the egg open to show off the runny yolk.Eggs Arsène : etape 25


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.
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