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

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise
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
Slice the rest of the potatoes.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Eggs Comtoise
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.
Eggs Comtoise
Fry the potato nests until browned all over.

Heat 500 g cancoillotte in the microwave or in a bain-marie.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Eggs Comtoise
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
Fill up the nests with hot cancoillote and pour a little over the potatoes. Serve immediately.
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.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,355 Kcal or 14,047 Kj134 gr271 gr192 gr
168 %52 %26 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
154 Kcal or 645 Kj6 gr12 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
419 Kcal or 1,754 Kj17 gr34 gr24 gr
21 %6 %3 %4 %
% 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: Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 8 people : 7.49 €
  • Per person : 0.94 €

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