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Croque Madame – Kudos Kitchen Style #SRC

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Croque Madame Recipe

My husband and I went to France for breakfast today with these Croque Madame sandwiches, and it’s all thanks to Melissa over at Bklynlocavore and The Secret Recipe Club for assigning me to Melissa’s fabulous blog for the month of March! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, and we never even left our own kitchen.

When I spied Melissa’s recipe for Brooklyn Locavore’s Croque Madame, I knew immediately that this would be the only choice for me to make as I’ve wanted to make a Croque Madame for quite some time, but I’ve never seemed to have gotten around to it. Until today, that is!

What the heck was I waiting for??? This sandwich is INCREDIBLE! Naturally, I added my own twist to the recipe I found on Melissa’s site to make it my own, but the theme is the same. Luscious layers of ham and Swiss cheese sit atop a crunchy slice of fried peasant bread that has been spread with a slightly tangy layer of Dijon mustard sauce. Top that with some lightly sauteed asparagus spears, and a deliciously runny, over-easy egg.  Be still my heart!

Trust me when I tell you, this is a breakfast sandwich that dreams are made of! We’ll get to France some day but until then, this will do just fine 🙂

Croque Madame Recipe

Yield: 4 open face sandwiches   Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 15 minutes

4 slices sourdough bread, cut about 1″ thick
butter (I used salted)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
8 slices ham (2 per sandwich)
4 slices Swiss cheese
10-12 asparagus spears
4 eggs
salt and pepper

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-In a large skillet over medium/low heat toast the bread on both sides in a little melted butter (your call on how much butter). Remove the bread to a baking sheet.
-In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and Dijon. Spread the mustard/mayo equally among the toasted bread.
-Layer the ham and Swiss cheese evenly on each slice of bread.
-Place the bread, ham and Swiss in the preheated oven until the cheese is slightly melted (about 5 minutes).
-Meanwhile in the large skillet, saute the asparagus spears in a little butter over medium heat for approximately 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
-Layer the asparagus spears evenly on top of the ham and melted Swiss.
-Add a little more butter to the skillet and cook the eggs to your preferred doneness, seasoning with salt and pepper.
-Gently place the cooked egg on top of the asparagus and serve hot.

*Note – Please be aware that this recipe is written to make 4 sandwiches, but I made 8 as you’ll notice in the photos. Four were made with over-easy eggs and 4 were made with over-hard eggs.

Croque Madame Recipe


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Amy CookingAdventures

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Oh my! This looks heavenly!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

oh wow!!!!! This looks amazing. I may need to make this sometime

Karen Kerr

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Oh my goodness Renee. I want to go to France for breakfast too. =) Beautiful.

Rebekah Hills

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Oh my gosh - those look so incredibly amazing. I would eat that in a heartbeat... too bad neither of my boys like asparagus and my husband won't eat eggs. Party poopers. :) The photos are gorgeous!

Couscous & Consciousness

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

OMG, Renee - this looks amazing. This is the kind of thing I absolutely love, and now I only have to wait six months for asparagus season to return to my part of the world!!