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Croque Madame 2

Croque Madame

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

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Béchamel Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper

Sandwich

  • 8 slices thick cut loaf (white or mutligrain)
  • 8 thick slices leftover Christmas ham
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 4 poached eggs
  • melted butter
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Béchamel Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a pot then stir in flour.
  2. Continue stirring while gradually pouring milk.
  3. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue stirring until sauce becomes smooth and thick

Sandwich

  1. Arrange 4 slices of the bread on a flat surface, place two slices of ham on top, spread a small amount of bechamel on top of the ham then top it with another slice of bread.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet, grease it some melted butter then add the sandwich, browning one side. Turn on the other side then continue to brown this side.
  3. Transfer sandwiches in a baking sheet then pour the bechamel sauce on top of the sandwiches, finally top it with the Gruyere cheese. Place it in an oven on a grill or broil setting, then broil until top is golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven, place it on serving platters then top with poached eggs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.