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Croque madame


Top a croque monsieur with a fried egg and a some béchamel sauce to make a croque madame.


2 sli ham (cooked ham, thick slices)
4 sli bread (white bread, crust removed)
2 oz cheese (Gruyere cheese, 2 slices or 1/2 cup grated)
3 T butter
2 t flour (all purpose)
1 c milk (warmed)
1 pn pepper
1 pn salt
2 egg


Take a slice of bread and butter lightly one side. Place ham slice on the buttered side and cheese slice on top of ham. Finish with a second buttered bread slice, butter side down, to make a sandwich. Press firmly to help hold the sandwich together.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and stir in flour. Cook 1-2 minutes. Add warm whisk thick and creamy. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then add 2 tablespoons grated cheese and season with pepper. Keep warm, but do not boil.

Fry sandwiches in butter until golden and crisp on both sides. Leave them rest on kitchen paper to soak excess fat.

Fry eggs in a second pan.

Place a fried egg on top of each cooked sandwich. Pour cheese sauce over each of them and serve hot.

Total time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
2 servings


Use a full fat cheese of your choice.


French cuisine

In a hurry? Choose the less elaborate croque monsieur.

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lunch, supper, comforting
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