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.
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Last modified on: March 17th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:CanapésBistroHeartyEggsHamCheese
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 pieces : 2.98 €
  • Per piece : 0.15 €

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Source
Home made.
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