Croque Madame Recipe

Croque Madame Recipe
Staff Writer
Croque Madame

Alberto Peroli

Croque Madame

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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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.


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:



  • Fat 10g 16%
  • Carbs 30g 10%
  • Saturated 5g 25%
  • Fiber 3g 12%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10%
  • Sodium 698mg 29%
  • Calcium 91mg 9%
  • Magnesium 36mg 9%
  • Potassium 198mg 6%
  • Iron 2mg 14%
  • Zinc 1mg 7%
  • Phosphorus 139mg 20%
  • Vitamin A 49µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 8%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 52µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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