"The Madame- its egg like a jaunty beret- is the one you want. Let the yolk ooze into the crust of the bread and run with abandon between ham and the melted cheese."
This is my version of a Croque Madame. A Croque Monsieur is just a fancy french name for a grilled or pan fried ham and cheese sandwich.. A Croque Madame is the same sandwich topped with a fried or poached egg. Some versions are also topped with a Bechamel sauce. But I'm lazy and don't have the time or patience to wait on a white sauce. Besides, this sandwich served as is is perfect for a simple and quick breakfast, lunch or dinner.Grilled Ham and Cheese w/a Fried Egg
- 2 slices of bread
- 3-4 thin slices of deli ham
- cheddar cheese
- mayonnaise (optional)
- butter, softened
- 1 egg
Assemble your sandwich as usual. Two pieces of your favorite bread (mine is Oat Nut) slathered on the inside with mayo. On one side neatly place your sharp cheddar, on the other your thinly sliced deli ham. Sandwich them together and butter the outside. Place in a pan on medium high heat until the bread turns golden and crispy and the cheese melts.
Once the sandwich is browned and golden, remove from pan and place on a plate. Immediately start cooking your egg. I like mine fried with a runny center. Cook your egg to your liking and place on top of your hot sandwich. Pierce the yolk and watch it ooze over the egde into a golden puddle.
Oh my Gawd! Yum!
The meeting with my blogging bud went very well. We met in San Antonio, TX and stayed on the Riverwalk. There's a man made river in the center of town (think Venice) but there are side walks on either side, along with shopping and restaurants, hotels and businesses.
My blogging friend is Becky. We met online a couple years ago and immediately hit it off because we had so much in common. Sadly, she also had two losses, both boys and they were the same gestation as mine as well. Even more weird is that we both have an Incompetent cervix and we're the same age. Eerie. Anyway, she just had a new baby girl so she and her family went on their first vacation.
We ate, drank, shopped, and acted like tourists for a couple days. We had a great time and I miss her already.