Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin


Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin
This is an artichoke recipe with a difference: we'll be using both heart and leaves, first steamed, then lightly sautéed before being blended with cancoillotte cheese to make a creamy purée. This is then browned in individual ramekins.
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Last modified on: December 9th 2020

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32 min.17 min.49 min.
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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin : Photo of step #1
Steam 4 globe artichokes.

When cold, peel off the leaves. Scrape the flesh from the leaves with a small spoon and put in a bowl.

Discard the fibrous choke and dice the heart. Add to the bowl.

Prepare all the artichokes like this (yes, I know it's tedious).

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Prepare 1 onion and slice thinly.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Melt 20 g butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When good and hot, add the sliced onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Add the artichokes, mix well and sauté for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Add 200 g cancoillotte.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, just until the cancoillotte begins to boil.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Blend everything then check the seasoning.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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Put the grill (broiler) on to heat up.

Divide the purée out into ramekins.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.

Stage 10 - 7 min.
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Put under the grill for 5 to 7 minutes, just until the top is nicely browned.

Serve without delay.

Remarks

If you don't have cancoillotte, use another soft cheese, such as Mont d'Or, or a more easily available soft-paste cheese, cut into small cubes.

You can mix a little grated Comté cheese into the breadcrumb topping.

Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
929 Kcal or 3,890 Kj57 gr117 gr26 gr
46 %22 %11 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
67 Kcal or 281 Kj4 gr8 gr2 gr
3 %2 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
232 Kcal or 971 Kj14 gr29 gr6 gr
12 %5 %3 %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.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
CancoillotteCancoillotte: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtois surprise bread, Eggs Arsène, Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, Risotto-style celeriac, Comtoise tart for Seàn, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fish "à la Bordelaise", Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese, Scallops au gratin, Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets", Sesame fried scampi, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Canadian apple crumble, Chard and potato gratin, Chocolate muffins, French Family Cake, Ramekins of duchess potatoes, ... All
Globe artichokeGlobe artichoke: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Creamy artichokes, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, ... All

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