Leek and egg frichti

Leek and egg frichti
A "frichti" is a rough-and-ready dish, born of the French bistro tradition, that you can throw together with what you have to hand. This version mixes leeks with hard-boiled eggs, cream and ham.
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Last modified on: September 26th 2021

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Cut 4 hard-boiled eggs into quarters.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Prepare 700 g leek.

If the leeks are small, like in the photo, cut into long chunks. Slice larger leeks thinly.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Slice 1 shallot and set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Leek and egg frichti
In a small frying pan on medium heat, fry 2 slices cured ham on both sides. When well fried, transfer to a plate and let it cool, then cut into strips or small pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Use the same pan, still on medium heat, and add 1 slice bread cut into dice.

Fry, stirring frequently, until golden brown all over, then set aside.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Melt 1 knob butter in a large frying pan on medium heat. When good and hot, add the sliced shallot.

Salt and pepper, then fry for 1 minute.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Add the leeks and mix.

Cover and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. The leeks should still be nice and green.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Add 200 ml cream, salt and pepper moderately.

Turn down the heat and leave to thicken gently for a few minutes.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Leek and egg frichti
Add the fried ham and the eggs and mix together.

Check the seasoning,

Stage 10
Leek and egg frichti
At the last minute, add the croutons (we want them to stay as crunchy as possible). Mix once more and serve.
For a finer texture, you can roughly chop the hard-boiled eggs in stage 1.

For a true bistro touch, drizzle with a little vinaigrette just before serving.
And to drink?
A fruity white, well-chilled, such as a Chablis or Reuilly, or simply a Chardonnay.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,463 Kcal or 6,125 Kj50 gr97 gr113 gr
73 %19 %9 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
115 Kcal or 481 Kj4 gr8 gr9 gr
6 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
366 Kcal or 1,532 Kj13 gr24 gr28 gr
18 %5 %2 %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, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.29 €
  • Per person : 1.07 €

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