Croque Madame is an indulgent breakfast that’s impressive for guests yet simple to make.
Basically, it’s a grilled ham and cheese with a delicious egg topping.
The egg should be cooked so the yolk remains creamy.
We used cheddar cheese but feel free to use the cheese of your choice.
Ingredients: Sourdough bread, butter, black forest ham, sliced thin, sliced cheddar cheese, eggs.
Melt butter in a pan on a medium-low flame. Reduce heat to low.
The key is to grill the sandwich on a very low flame.
Place 1 slice of bread in melted butter add cheese, ham and more cheese. Top with bread.
Slow cook for 5 minutes on a low flame or until the bread is golden brown. Add more butter. Flip cook another 5 minutes.
Remove cooked sandwich from pan, add a little more butter. Crack egg and cook (do not break the yolk).
Fold egg over.
Remove egg and place on top of the sandwich. Serve immediately.