Croque Madame Casserole

Tamara Minck


This recipe is from Paula Dean, but I have changed a few things, more like added! My hubby's favorite dinner, but can't feed it to him often, would cause a coronary!

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5 Min
40 Min


6 Tbsp
butter plus 2tbl reserved for eggs (1 stick)
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
3/4 tsp
salt, plus more for eggs
1/2 tsp
pepper, plus more for eggs
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
10-12 slice
white bread
3/4 lb
deli ham
1 1/2 c
grated gruyere cheese, 1/2c reserved for top of casserole
6 large


* i usually double the white sauce to make sure their is enough.
* use deli ham and turkey, or try just roast beef!
*gruyere cheese is spendy! swiss cheese will work just fine, and i actually end up using about 3 cups of cheese. any cheese would be good, its cheese!


1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 9 x 13 baking dish.
2Melt 6tbl butter in large skillet over low heat until bubbling. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbling, 3-5 min. Whisk in mustard, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
3Pour a thin layer of the sauce into the prepared baking dish and cover with 6 slices of bread, then slices of meat and an even layer of grated cheese. Repeat the layers once more then pour sauce over to cover all. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 6 equal pieces, leaving them in pan.
4Working in 2 batches, melt 1tbl butter in large skillet over med-high heat. Crack 3 eggs into skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are nearly set, about 3 min. Carefully flip the eggs and continue cooking until whites are completely set, about 1 min more. You're going to top each portion of casserole with a fried egg. Repeat with remaining 3 eggs and 1tbl butter. Top with reserved grated cheese and return to oven for a few minutes until cheese melts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: French