Croque-Madame

Croque-Madame
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ½ ounces coarsely grated Gruyère cheese
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • ½ pound thinly sliced cooked ham (preferably Black Forest)
    • 8 slices firm white sandwich bread
    • 4 large eggs
    • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, then whisk in flour and cook roux, whisking, 3 minutes. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 minutes. Whisk in salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/...

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Variations on Croque-Madame

  • Croque Madame
    • 12 ounces smoked ham, such as Black Forest
    • 4 extra-large eggs
    • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sourdough bread
    • 8 ounces Gruyère cheese
    • +2 other ingredients


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