This Croque Madame is a wonderful sandwich best served for breakfast or luncheon, though it’s ideal for brunch or a late night supper.  Incredibly rich, this is not for the diet conscious.
Croque Madame with Broiled Tomato

Croque Madame with Broiled Tomato
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices sourdough bread
  • 16 slices, cut into strips Camembert cheese
  • 8 slices country ham
  • 1 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cup butter, cubed
  • 1 Cup parsley, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, blanched, peeled
  • about 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Cups Mornay sauce (recipe follows)
  1. On a grill over medium heat, grill bread on one side. Top the non-grilled side of 4 slices with Camembert cheese. Place cheese-topped bread in broiler until the cheese is melted.
  2. In a large sauté pan, brown the ham. Place on top of the melted cheese. Top with the second slice of bread, grill-side up.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, butter and parsley. Hollow out the tomatoes (but keep intact). Fill each tomato with the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F until the breadcrumbs are lightly browned.
  5. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil. Fry the eggs.
  6. To serve, top each sandwich with a spoonful of Mornay sauce and a fried egg.
  7. Serve a tomato on the side.


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