Croque Madame Recipe

Croque Madame
Alberto Peroli

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of sourdough white bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices of cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons grated Gruyère
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

My favorite place to eat Croque Madame or Monsieur (the difference being that the Monsieur is a closed sandwich while the Madame is open-faced) is in Café de Flore in St. Germain, in Paris. It’s a very simple, bistro-style café where the great artists and writers of Paris would come to share their thoughts.

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Directions

Place the sliced bread under a broiler and toast one side. Remove from the broiler and butter the non-toasted side. Place half a slice of ham and a smear of Dijon mustard on each slice of bread. Top with equal amounts of grated Gruyère, then season with salt and pepper. Put back underneath the broiler until the cheese has melted.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

256 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 21g 32%
  • Carbs 60g 20%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 6g 24%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 22g 45%
  • Cholesterol 62mg 21%
  • Sodium 1,397mg 58%
  • Calcium 182mg 18%
  • Magnesium 73mg 18%
  • Potassium 396mg 11%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Zinc 2mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 279mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 375IU 8%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 4%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 57%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 16%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 104µg 26%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 9%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 6g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3g
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