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Not-So-Traditional Croque Madame

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Croque Madame recipe – a grilled cheese sandwich, jazzed up with a delicious mornay sauce…and a perfectly fried egg on top. Heavenly!


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For the Mornay Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp of Cream Cheese
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste and a pinch of paprika.

For the Sandwich

  • 2 slices of Pumpernickel Rye Bread, buttered and toasted.
  • 2 large slices Gruyère
  • 3 slices Chicken sandwich meat
  • Mornay sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 Large Egg


For the Mornay:

  1. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Mix in flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the begins to bubbles. Do not let it brown; about a minute. Add milk, continuing to whisk as the mixture thickens. Bring to a boil and cook for two minutes while whisking continuously on a medium heat. Remove from the heat. Mix in cheeses. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste, and add a pinch of paprika.

For the Sandwich:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Dot toasted bread with mornay sauce. Add a slice of cheese, some Dijon mustard and cover with chicken then add a second layer of cheese. Coat the second slice of bread with mornay, flip over the chicken to seal the sandwich. Cover the sandwich generously with more sauce and top with grated Gruyere and parmesan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Finish under the broiler on High for 5 minutes.
  4. Fry an egg, season with salt, pepper and paprika. Slide fried egg over the baked Croque Madame.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Cuisine: French
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