Bisto-style canapés


Bisto-style canapés
This recipe captures the hearty and slightly raffish style of French bistro cuisine: fried rounds of baguette with egg, fried ham and a topping of melted cheese.
3,1664.7/5 for 3 ratings
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Last modified on: March 17th 2021

For 20 pieces, you will need:

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11 min.28 min.39 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 4 min.
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Fry 2 slices cured ham on both sides in a frying pan with no added fat.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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The bread

Slice ½ baguette into fairly thin rounds (about 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm).

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Brush both sides of each slice with oil.

Using the same pan as for the ham on high heat, fry the bread on both sides.

Stage 4
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Do this in batches if necessary, transferring the cooked slices onto a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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The eggs

In a bowl, beat together 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons liquid cream, salt and pepper.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Still using the same frying pan, but now on medium heat, pour in 20 g butter. When good and hot, add the beaten eggs.

Stage 7 - 4 min.
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Turn down the heat and gently pull the eggs from the edge in towards the centre so that they cook evenly.

Stop as soon as they begin to set; do not overcook.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Assemble the canapés

Put a piece of fried ham on each slice of bread.

Stage 9
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Add a little of the egg.

Stage 10
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Top with a slice of cheese.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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Cooking

Pop in the oven for 10 minutes, just until the cheese is melted.

Serve either hot or warm.

Remarks

For the cheese, use whatever you like: sliced if soft-paste, grated if hard.

If you prefer butter to oil, you can butter the bread slices in stage 3.

Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,620 Kcal or 6,783 Kj64 gr82 gr152 gr
81 %25 %8 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
287 Kcal or 1,202 Kj11 gr15 gr27 gr
14 %4 %1 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
81 Kcal or 339 Kj3 gr4 gr8 gr
4 %1 %<1 %1 %
% 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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