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The traditional French ham and cheese sandwich gets a mini makeover.

Croque Madame

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon flour

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • Salt and pepper

  • Pinch nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Gruyere

  • 2 slices sandwich bread

  • 1/8 teaspoon Dijon

  • 1 tiny slice Black Forest ham

  • 1 quail egg

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Whisk in milk and simmer until thick. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  3. Spread sauce onto 1 slice of bread. On the second slice, add ham, cheese, and Dijon. Sandwich the two sides together.

  4. Place sandwich on a baking sheet and cover with more sauce. Broil for 2 minutes.

  5. Fry quail egg and place on top of sandwich to serve.

Croque Madame
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