Croque Madame Sandwich — Most Popular Pin of the Week

It's no wonder Alex's next-level ham-and-cheese sandwich is this week's Most Popular Pin of the Week. It's layered with creamy bechamel sauce and finished with a golden egg.
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Photo by: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Tara Donne, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When it comes to finishing touches on a plate, there's not much that doesn't benefit from an egg on top, including this week's Most Popular Pin of the Week. Without an egg, France's version of a specialty ham-and-cheese sandwich is a simple croquet monsieur, but when dressed up with golden, runny egg, this richly indulgent sandwich layered with indulgent, creamy bechamel sauce becomes an over-the-top beauty called a croque madame. Follow Alex Guarnaschelli's lead and opt for Gruyère cheese to add a rich, nutty taste to the sandwich.

For more ways to celebrate the everyday egg, check out Food Network's Put an Egg on It board on Pinterest.

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