The first time I ever had croque madame was in Perpignan, France. I missed eating it and it was brunch time, so I made it. Croque Madame typically has bread, eggs, a slice of ham, and (gruyere?) cheese, but I substituted lean turkey for the ham and used Munster cheese instead of Gruyere. I also added whichever garnishes I saw fit. If you notice that some ingredients are being re-used in different ways in nearby recipes, it's because I'm trying to use up all fresh/ opened ingredients before I buy more.
Ingredients (for 2)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 slices multigrain/wheat bread - any kind is ok
- 2 slices Munster cheese - any kind is ok
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 slices lean turkey (you can also use honey roasted or smoked varieties)
- roasted red pepper hummus, to spread
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in skillet. Cook eggs "sunny side up". Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to season. Toast 2 slices of bread and spread roasted red pepper hummus on each. Add 1 slice of turkey to bread. Place 1 slice of cheese on turkey slice. Place egg on bread and garnish with cilantro. Break apart the egg yolk as you eat so it coats everything and you can taste the egg in each bite. This is one of G's faves.