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Artichoke hearts forestier

Artichoke hearts forestier

This recipe is not very complicated, but does involve some work: an artichoke heart with a layer of mushroom duxelle, a layer of fried bacon, topped with a poached egg and cream sauce. Everything can be prepared in advance (the day before for example), but the final assembly should be done just before serving.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 12 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 2 min.1 hour 9 min.2 hours 11 min.
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Step by step recipe

1 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #1Poach 12 eggs, and set aside. 20 min.
2 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #2Prepare 12 artichokes heart.

If you are using fresh artichokes, cook them and remove the leaves (eat these with a vinaigrette) and the choke (the fuzzy bits).

If tinned, drain them.
20 min.
3 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #3Peel 400 g button or field mushrooms and slice, then put in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. 5 min.
4 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #4Finely chop 4 shallots. 5 min.
5 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #5Melt 50 g butter in a pan, add the chopped shallots, salt, pepper and cook for one or two minutes. 2 min.
6 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #6Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, and bring to the boil covered.

Uncover and leave to cook over medium heat until all the liquid has evaporated (about 10 minutes).
10 min.
7 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #7Check seasoning, add the chopped parsley and set aside. 2 min.
8 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #8Put 250 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without fat and fry lightly.

At the last minute add the tablespoon of wine vinegar to the pan.

Set aside.
5 min.
9 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #9Roughly chop 1 onion.

Melt 50 g butter in a small pan, then add the onion, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, without allowing it to colour.
2 min.
10 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #10Add the 600 ml dry white wine, and reduce by 4/5 over a low heat. 15 min.
11 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #11Pour the contents of the pan through a fine strainer. Keep just the reduced liquid and return this to the pan. 5 min.
12 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #12Put the pan back on low heat and reduce until only 1 or 2 tablespoonsful of liquid remain.

Pour in 500 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper, then leave on low heat to thicken. When it reaches the required consistency, remove from the heat and check seasoning.
15 min.
13 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #13Warm the serving plates.

Reheat the eggs in a bain marie, or in the microwave in 2 tablespoons of salted water, on minimum power for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Reheat the duxelle of mushrooms, bacon, and artichoke hearts.

Place all the serving plates in front of you; from here on you must work as fast as possible.

In the centre of each plate, place an artichoke heart, and put a layer of bacon on it.
20 min.
14 Artichoke hearts forestier  : Photo of step #14Add a layer of mushrooms, and place a poached egg on top.

Arrange any left over bacon and mushrooms around the artichoke hearts, then coat generously with sauce.

Finish with a parsley leaf on the top, and serve without delay.
5 min.

Remarks

This is a good recipe for when you are entertaining, as everything up to and including step 11 (reducing the wine and onion) can be prepared in advance, even the day before, and put together at the last minute when your guests are around the table.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
5233150 gr101 gr470 gr
262 %58 %10 %71 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1655 gr3 gr15 gr
8 %2 %<1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
43612 gr8 gr39 gr
22 %5 %1 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 12 people : 12.86 €
Per person : 1.07 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: The same wine as you have used in the recipe (a dry white), but you could also try a red without too much tannin, like a Merlot.
Source: Home made
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Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lumberjack turnovers, Small cheese and bacon rolls , How to cook bacon and remove excess fat, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Tartiflette, ... All

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