Croque Madame Casserole Recipe

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Croque Madame Casserole

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

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@ArtByASM

Take a trip to Paris, France in your kitchen. A French dish basically topping a Ham and Cheese Sandwich with an egg but this adds a great Bechamel Sauce (How they do it in France). This is such a yummy dish, you can eat it for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
butter, plus 2 tablespoons for eggs
1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
milk
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
12 slice
white bread
3/4 lb
thinly sliced ham (any kind you like) or turkey if you don't like ham
1 c
gruyere cheese, shredded
1 c
emmentaler cheese, shredded
6
eggs over easy (last step)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
2
Toss Gruyere and Emmentaler cheese together. (You can also find this mixture already preshredded as Fondue Mixture, if not grate seperately) If you'd like you can use just 2 cups of Gruyere cheese. I like both.
3
Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over low heat until bubbling. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until thick and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes more. Whisk in the mustard, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
4
Pour a thin layer of the sauce into the prepared baking dish and cover it with 5 or 6 slices of the bread, then slices of the ham and an even layer of the Gruyere/Emmentaler Cheese Mixture. Repeat the layers once more, ending with a third layer of sauce to cover all. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven and cut into 6 equal pieces.
5
Working in 2 batches, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crack 3 eggs into the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the whites are nearly set, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the eggs and continue cooking until the whites are completely set, about 1 minute more. You're going to top each portion of the casserole with a fried egg. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon butter. Top with Gruyere/Emmentaler Cheese Mixture and it in the oven for a few minutes until cheese melts.
6
Serve with Fresh Fruit or a light Field Green Salad on the side.

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