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
- 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
- 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.