Croque Madame

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings



In small saucepan, make a béchamel sauce: Melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking, until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in nutmeg; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread mustard on 4 slices of bread and sprinkle half of the Swiss cheese over top. Top with ham and remaining bread slices. Transfer sandwiches to parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon béchamel sauce over sandwiches; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and golden, 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook eggs until whites are firm but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. Top each sandwich with fried egg. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip: Serve this satisfying sandwich with a light salad of mixed greens.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Iron 3.5 mg
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 875 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 615
  • Total fat 33 g
  • Cholesterol 290 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g
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Croque Madame