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croque madame

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Recipe by
Krystal McDow
San Jose, CA

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yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For croque madame

  • 8 slice
    sourdough bread
  • 8 oz
    gruyere cheese, very thinly sliced
  • 12 oz
    smoked ham, very thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 4
    extra large eggs
  • salt and pepper

How To Make croque madame

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2
    Butter 1 side of each bread slice.
  • 3
    Set half of the slices of bread buttered side down in the griddle or cast iron skillet, and cover each with a slice of cheese. Place 3 or 4 slices of the ham over the cheese, and place the top slice of bread over the ham, buttered side up.
  • 4
    Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove sandwiches and place on a plate.
  • 5
    Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top of each sandwich, and then place a slice of cheese on top. Put the sandwiches back onto the griddle or skillet then place in oven, cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over high heat. Cook each egg sunny side up. Turn egg over and cook 3 minutes longer for a soft-cooked egg, or 5 minutes longer for a hard-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.
  • 7
    Place 1 fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately.

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