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.

Related To:

Croque Madame Sandwich

Alexandra Guamaschelli's Croque Madame Sandwich as Seen On Food Network's Alex's Day Off

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.

Get the Recipe: Croque Madame Sandwich (pictured above)

Next Up

Food Network Magazine: April 2010 Recipe Index

Find recipes for Easter, Passover, mac and cheese, easy weeknight meals and 50 simple egg dishes from Food Network Magazine.

What Is a Frittata?

Hint: It's not the same thing as an omelet or quiche.

How to Make a Perfect Omelet

Here's a handy guide to whipping up a French omelet, an American omelet and egg white omelet with ease.

Frittata vs Quiche: What’s the Difference?

They’re both made with an egg filling, but the similarities end there.

New Jersey Names ‘Taylor Swift Ham, Egg, and Cheese’ Its Official State Sandwich

Governor Phil Murphy announced it ahead of the Eras Tour coming to MetLife Stadium.

Egg Prices Are Going Up – Here’s How You Can Make the Most of Them

Supply chain issues, worker shortages and the bird flu are behind the soaring costs.

Can You Freeze Quiche?

Follow our step-by-step to learn how.

Corned Beef vs Pastrami: What's the Difference?

They may look somewhat similar, but don't confuse these two types of deli meat.

On TV

What's New