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.