Eggs Comtoise


Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese.

The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
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Last modified on: January 17th 2016

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.20 min.40 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #1
Prepare one potato per person: hollow out the centre using a pommes parisiennes spoon or a teaspoon to create the "nest". Trim off the ends if necessary to tidy the shape.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #2
Slice the rest of the potatoes.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Pan-fry the potato slices on both sides in a little olive oil, then salt and set aside and keep hot.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Fry the potato nests until browned all over.

Heat 250 g cancoillotte in the microwave or in a bain-marie.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #5
Heat the plates.

Stand a nest in the centre of each hot plate and surround with the fried potato slices.

Slip an egg yolk into each nest and salt lightly.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise : Photo of step #6
Fill up the nests with hot cancoillote and pour a little over the potatoes. Serve immediately.

Remarks

If you don't have any cancoillote, use any other cheese you like (but preferably a soft cheese) and melt it in a little cream.

You may be surprised to see that the egg yolk is not heated beforehand, but it will heat through when in contact with the hot potato and cheese.

Nutritional information

% 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.

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