Melting Epoisses on toast

Melting Epoisses on toast
Lightly buttered bread, a slurp of dry white wine, cured ham, sliced potato and a piece of Epoisse. A few minutes in the oven is enough to melt the cheese over the potatoes and crisp up the bread.
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Last modified on: May 10th 2014

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For 4 toppeds toast, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Cut 4 slices bread, but not too thick.

Butter the slices lightly and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons dry white wine.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Boil 200 g potatoes and when cooked, peel and slice.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

When the oil is really hot, fry the potato slices on both sides.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Use the same pan to fry 4 slices smoked ham for just a few seconds on each side.

Preheat the oven to 210°C (420°F).

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Distribute the ham over the slices of bread.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Arrange the sliced potatoes on top.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
And finish with the cheese.

Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
Melting Epoisses on toast
Take out of the oven as soon as the cheese has fully melted and is lightly browned on the top.

Serve immediately, with a good green salad if possible.
You can replace the Espoisse with another kind of cheese. I prefer one that is both soft and well-flavoured (Saint Nectaire, Saint Marcellin, Mont d'Or...) but it's just as good with Comté or Cheddar.
And to drink?
Legend has it that Espoisse was Napoleon's favourite cheese, and he apparently liked to wash it down with a Gevrey-Chambertin. So, open a bottle of this and you'll dine like an emperor.
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,700 Kcal or 7,118 Kj323 gr2,338 gr145 gr
85 %124 %221 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
244 Kcal or 1,022 Kj46 gr336 gr21 gr
12 %18 %32 %3 %
Per topped toast
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
425 Kcal or 1,779 Kj81 gr584 gr36 gr
21 %31 %55 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 toppeds toast : 5.81 €
  • Per topped toast : 1.45 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potato purée , Big knife-cut chips (French fries) , Pork roast with herbs, Cervelas salad, Ardennes Salad, ... All
ÉpoissesÉpoisses: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Shallot confit tart, Celery soup bourguignonne style, Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Bourguignon potatoes , Crispy cheese parcels, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bistro-style red endive salad, Kérinou slices, Vegetable tian, Little vegetable omelettes, Surprise bread, ... All
BreadBread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bruschetta, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie, Tender roasted carrots with avocado mayonnaise, French onion soup, ... All
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