Croque Madame

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Croque Madame Croque Madame


Servings: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 extra-large eggs
12 ounces smoked ham, very thinly sliced
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, sliced thin
8   slices sourdough bread
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Set half of the slices of bread buttered side down in the griddle or cast iron skillet, and cover each with a slice of cheese. Place 3 or 4 slices of the ham over the cheese, and place the top slice of bread over the ham, buttered side up. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove sandwiches and place on a plate. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top of each sandwich, and then place a slice of cheese on top. Put the sandwiches back onto the griddle or skillet then place in oven, cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over high heat. Cook each egg sunny side up. Turn egg over and cook 3 minutes longer for a soft-cooked egg, or 5 minutes longer for a hard-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.

Place one fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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Excellent. My mother and I made this for breakfast and not only was it effortless, it was wonderful. I served it with a dijon mustard and mayo sauce as the sourdough bread I used was quite thick and needed some help.

By Jenna on July 26, 2013

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egg and ham

By tina on May 06, 2012

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I love this recipe! It looks soo good! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing with words and recipes of loving food from Paula Deen.

By Jillian on March 31, 2012

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i like your show on tv PAULAbest dishes

By JAMES A. PLUNKETT on April 12, 2011

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Can't wait till Sat. morning to try these on my husband. He will love them. Thanks.

By linda fenin on March 28, 2011

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I HAD SEEN THIS RECIPE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON YOUR SHOW AND I HAD TO TRY IT! I MADE IT THIS MORNING FOR MY HUSBAND, HE WAS STILL ASLEEP SO I HAD TO WAKE HIM UP TO TASTE IT. HE LOVED IT AND THOUGHT IT WAS DELICIOUS AND OF COURSE SO DID I.THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE! JESSICA B. DALLAS,TX

By Anonymous on March 27, 2010

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i want to say thank you for this recipe.. my kids are very very picky eater so when i seen your show about this sandwiches and onion soup.. oh they love it, wanted me to make it again.. Paula thank you so much..

By Anonymous on January 29, 2010

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