Croque Madame

This French sandwich contains hot ham and cheese with a fried egg on top. If you leave off the egg, you have a Croque Monsieur. Croquer is French for “to crunch.”

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 oz. Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. sliced smoked ham
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread the other side of each bread slice with a thin smear of mustard. Assemble two sandwiches using half of the cheese and ham on each. Make sure the buttered sides are on the outside of the sandwich.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. When heated, place the sandwiches in the skillet. Cook each side for 3–4 minutes, or until they’re toasted and golden brown. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  • Place the remainder of the butter in the skillet. Once it has stopped foaming, slowly pour 2 eggs into the skillet. Sprinkle each egg with salt and pepper. Cover and let the eggs cook for 3–5 minutes, depending on how firm you like the yolks.
  • Center an egg on top of each sandwich, or inside for easier eating, and serve while warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 oz. Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. sliced smoked ham
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread the other side of each bread slice with a thin smear of mustard. Assemble two sandwiches using half of the cheese and ham on each. Make sure the buttered sides are on the outside of the sandwich.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. When heated, place the sandwiches in the skillet. Cook each side for 3–4 minutes, or until they’re toasted and golden brown. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  • Place the remainder of the butter in the skillet. Once it has stopped foaming, slowly pour 2 eggs into the skillet. Sprinkle each egg with salt and pepper. Cover and let the eggs cook for 3–5 minutes, depending on how firm you like the yolks.
  • Center an egg on top of each sandwich, or inside for easier eating, and serve while warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories520
Total Fat29g
Saturated Fat15g
Cholesterol275mg
Sodium1730mg
Total Carbohydrate30g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars6g
Protein30g