Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Croque Madame

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Based upon yesterday's neurotic post about English Muffins, I'm disappointed it isn't today's Tasty Tuesday post. But I haven't gotten around to making them yet.

I did, however, get around to making these little beauties for lunch:

 It's a variation on Croque Madame.

One variation being that it was on a kaiser roll (decidedly not French)...

Another variation being that there was jam in the middle.

Grape jam on mine and strawberry jam on my husband's... they were both equally good.

We tried them first with no jam at all, but the ham was kind of salty and needed something sweet to tone it down.

I think I need more kaiser rolls.

Croque Madame
Inspired by but heavily adapted from Kevin at Closet Cooking

  • 1 cup Gruyère (or Swiss, grated)
  • 1/2 cup Bechamel Sauce
  • 2 kaiser rolls (or 4 slices of bread)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (I used jam after the sandwich was toasted)
  • 6 slices ham
  • 2 fried eggs
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Melt half of the Gruyère (or Swiss) into the Bechamel sauce.
3. Toast bread in oven.
4. Spread Dijon mustard on one slice of bread. (okay, for some reason I totally forgot this step! I didn't use mustard but I did use jam after the sandwich was finished cooking)
5. Add the ham slices and about half of the remaining Gruyère cheese. Top with the other toasted bread slice.
6. Spoon the Bechamel sauce onto the top of the sandwich.
7. Place the fried egg on top of the Bechamel.
8. Sprinkle with the remaining Gruyère cheese.
9. Place on a broiling pan and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
10. Turn on the broiler and broil for an additional 5 minutes. (Until the cheese topping is bubbly and lightly browned.)

What have you made lately?


Cathy LeBlanc said...

ok! those look SO good! I put a post on English Muffins just for you =)

Jenna St.Hilaire said...

Looks good! And I love your new header. Good choice. :)

Daphne said...

I have seen Paula Deen make these on her show before and they look very interesting. I think the jam would be a perfect addition.

Unknown said...

You are making my mouth water. NOT fair!! Can't wait to try it!

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