Croque Madame

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
3 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 ounces Gruyere, very thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces smoked ham, very thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Butter 1 side of each bread slice.

Set half of the slices of bread buttered side down in the griddle or cast iron skillet, and cover each with a slice of cheese. Place 3 or 4 slices of the ham over the cheese, and place the top slice of bread over the ham, buttered side up. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove sandwiches and place on a plate. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top of each sandwich, and then place a slice of cheese on top. Put the sandwiches back onto the griddle or skillet then place in oven, cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over high heat. Cook each egg sunny side up. Turn egg over and cook 3 minutes longer for a soft-cooked egg, or 5 minutes longer for a hard-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.

Place 1 fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
4.6 41
Doesn't anyone on this website check the recipes before they are posted? If they did they could avoid this embarrassment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful dish, delicious , a great Sunday evening supper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using provolone cheese, multigrain bakery bread, and thin proscuitto ham. For my own special touch I added mushrooms sauteed in a little butter, placed on top of the ham. It came out delicious. I did not need to add extra salt or pepper since it was on the egg. Definitely would make again--I have had the real thing in Paris and this recipe was just as delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my hubby loved this! personally you dont have to salt and pepper the egg the cheese has plenty; it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this episode and could not wait to try this sandwhich! So easy it's something I make all of the time but with the cheese and the egg! Who would have thought something so simple to make could be so amazing! It's a Sunday favorite now...with or without the egg! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG.......... I now have to prepare these delicious morsels of Heaven at least twice a week. My very picky daughter is so smitten with them.... (and me, too!). Great job on a fantastic recipe, Paula.. THANK YOU. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful; fun and easy to make. Absolutely delicious with a glass of riesling for a quick weekend supper. My very picky boyfrind was practically licking the plate. : Also should mention that I used cheddar and american cheese instead of swiss, due to aforementioned picky boyfriend, but think swiss would be amazing also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As with all things French, it can be improved upon, and Paula did... I added mayo to the mustard and WOW! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love these sandwiches and make them often. We substitute ciabatta bread and swiss cheese. The mayo and egg make these extra delicious. Thank you, Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good. Since this sandwich is so rich--Paula makes the French very proud--I split it and had it with a green salad. Great Saturday afternoon lunch! If you don't like mayonnaise, then use Dijon mustard! Still delicious! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published

This recipe is featured in:

Breakfast for Dinner