Croque Madame

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by cali_love

From Paula's Home Cooking

Top Review by luvinlif2k

Delectable! I wanted something a bit different and needed to use up some sourdough bread. Next time I will make it with Gruyere but for this round I used some left-over Italian-blend pizza cheese and smoked ham. I made another with smoked turkey. I love the moistness added with the over-easy egg on top. I will definitely make this again for myself and my daughter. She is a fan as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter 1 side of each bread slice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place 1 fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately.

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