Croque Madame

Croque Madame

This is another treat from France. They really know their food. 


  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 4 slices of cooked ham
  • 4 slices of Gruyere cheese
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Use half of the butter to spread on each slice of bread.
  2. Pile a slice of ham and cheese on top of the bread and create sandwiches using the remaining bread slices.
  3. Fry the sandwiches in a skillet. The cheese should be melted and the bread should be browned.

Prepare the eggs:

  1. Place enough water in a pan to cover the eggs and add a tsp of olive oil. Boil the water, then lower the temperature to a simmer.
  2. Crack the eggs and slide carefully into the water.
  3. Turn off the stove and let the eggs sit until poached – 3 to 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the poached eggs to a plate.
  4. Melt the remaining half of the butter and add the parsley.
  5. Transfer one sandwich each to 4 serving plates. Top the sandwich with one poached egg.
  6. Lightly pour the butter mix over the sandwiches. Serve while hot.

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