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Croque Madame Casserole Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
65 MIN 15 Prep + 50 Cook
Servings
$ /Serving
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Moderate Level
65 MIN 15 Prep + 50 Cook
6 Servings
$ /Serving

Croque Madame Casserole Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
65 MIN 15 Prep + 50 Cook
6 Servings
$ /Serving

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, plus 2 tablespoons for eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 10 to 12 slices white bread
  • 3/4 lb deli ham
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated,reserve some for top of casserole
  • 6 eggs

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

 

Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over low heat until bubbling. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until thick and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes more. Whisk in the mustard, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

 

Pour a thin layer of the sauce into the prepared baking dish and cover it with 5 or 6 slices of the bread, then slices of the ham and an even layer of the Gruyere. Repeat the layers once more, ending with a third layer of sauce to cover all. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven and cut into 6 equal pieces.

 

Working in 2 batches, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crack 3 eggs into the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the whites are nearly set, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the eggs and continue cooking until the whites are completely set, about 1 minute more. You're going to top each portion of the casserole with a fried egg. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon butter. Top with Gruyere and place it in the oven for a few minutes until cheese melts.

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