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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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Leek and egg frichti : Photo of step #1
Cut 4 hard-boiled eggs into quarters.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Leek and egg frichti : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
Slice 1 shallot and set aside.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Leek and egg frichti : Photo of step #4
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 : Photo of step #5
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 : Photo of step #6
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 : Photo of step #7
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 : Photo of step #8
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 : Photo of step #9
Add the fried ham and the eggs and mix together.

Check the seasoning,

Stage 10
Leek and egg frichti : Photo of step #10
At the last minute, add the croutons (we want them to stay as crunchy as possible). Mix once more and serve.
Remarks
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.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.29 €
  • Per person : 1.07 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
LeekLeek: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy "terre et mer" pots, Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, Chicken nems, Welsh-style potato purée, Scrambled eggs and leeks on toast, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate ganache, Du Barry soup, Feta and spinach brik pie, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Mirlitons, ... All
Hard-boiled eggHard-boiled egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mixed salad stack, Cauliflower and egg salad, Gratin slices with spinach, Leek and broccoli "à la flamande", Spinach Mornay, ... All
Cured hamCured ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes, Saltimbocca, New York style pasta, Vegetable clafoutis, Mediterranean toast, ... All
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