Croque Madame UA-146926695-2

Croque Madame

This is another treat from France.  They really know their food.


8 slices sourdough bread

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

4 slices of cooked ham

4 slices of Gruyere cheese

4 large eggs


Use half of the butter to spread on each slice of bread.

Pile a slice of ham and cheese on top of the bread and create sandwiches using the remaining bread slices.

Fry the sandwiches in a skillet.  The cheese should be melted and the bread should be browned.

Prepare the eggs:

Place enough water in a pan to cover the eggs and add a tsp of olive oil.

Boil the water, then lower the temperature to a simmer.

Crack the eggs and slide carefully into the water.

Turn off the stove and let the eggs sit until poached – 3 to 4 minutes.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the poached eggs to a plate.

Melt the remaining half of the butter and add the parsley.

Transfer one sandwich each to 4 serving plates.  Top the sandwich with one poached egg.

Lightly pour the butter mix over the sandwiches.