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Croque Madame – Sunday Brunch

Croque Madame RecipeImagine you’re in Paris sitting at a café, wind blowing through your hair, music playing in the background, you can hear the shuffling feet of passers-by but you couldn’t be bothered because you’re so enthralled in your Croque Madame that you hadn’t heard the waiter, “Excusez-moi, Mademoiselle”.

You wake up and it’s your husband, “the girls wants to know what you’re making for lunch?”

So yes the closest I’ve been to Paris is eating croque madame at Bar Boulud at upper west side. These days, I rarely make time to go to the theater. That’s why we travel the world through food.

Croque Madame Ingredients

Traditionally croque madame is made with ham and Gruyere cheese, but wanted to try it with something different, so I opted for chicken and Italian Sharp Cheese. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, I bet you’re wondering why I chose Italian Sharp over Fontina. Stay with me, it will make sense soon.

Stella Cheese

For starters, Stella’s Italian Sharp Cheese is in the same family as fontina and fontina is an excellent substitute for Gruyere. So technically my use of Italian Sharp isn’t off course.croque madame with chicken

Croque Madame is a fancy grill ham and cheese sandwich topped with egg over easy for the dramatic effect. It’s super easy to make and will be perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Invite a few friends over and create your own Parisian cafe, right in your backyard. The store had buy two Stella cheese products get $1.50 off coupon.

Croque Madame

Croque Madame
 
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Recipe type: Brunch
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • ⅛ tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1½ cup grated Italian sharp cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ lb. cooked chicken breast thinly sliced - 8 slices
  • 8 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Slowly add flour and stir until golden.
  4. Whisk in milk and nutmeg until mixture begins to boil.
  5. Stir until sauce coats back of the spoon, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add ½ cup Italian sharp cheese and stir for about 2 minutes. Set Aside.
  7. On a broiler rack, place 4 slices of bread, butter side down and cover the other side with mustard
  8. Fold 2 slices of the chicken over the mustard and top with about 1 tablespoon of Italian cheese.
  9. Place in the oven for about a minute to melt
  10. Place the top slice of bread over the chicken, add cheese sauce and remaining Italian sharp cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  11. Put it back under the broiler to brown.
  12. Remove and top with egg over easy or serve as is.

 

Giveaway

Stella Cheese is giving away a three-day, two night trip to New York City with a $500 gift card, dinner for two, and two tickets to a Broadway show. Visit Stella Cheese to enter the giveaway. The giveaway ends October 31, 2015.

Linking up with OrgJunkie for Menu Plan Monday.

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Janet W.

    September 14, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I’d love to start my morning off with this! Looks delicious!

  2. Laura J

    September 14, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Oh that looks so good! I have never had one before. I am going to have to try these for us! I love eggs!

  3. Julie Wood

    September 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

    This recipe looks so delicious and fun to make. This is a filling breakfast idea that I want to make for my family!!

  4. Lisa Brown

    September 18, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Looks great. Sourdough, cheeses, and nutmeg spice – so warm and comforting for breakfast.

  5. Birdiebee

    September 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    This looks so delicious and right out of a food magazine. I would love to make this recipe for Sunday Brunch.

  6. Emma Spellman

    September 19, 2015 at 3:20 am

    I’m lying in bed at 2am reading this and now I am starving. I am going to make this as soon as possible. I never even heard of anything like this before and I love unique recipes. I also love sunny side up eggs. 🙂

  7. Bohemian Babushka

    September 20, 2015 at 12:23 am

    This sounds BUENISIMO!! Oh my. I’m hearing Parisian musica in my head right now and my estomago is saying, “Let’s make this NOW!” Definitely will be pinning this recipe and writing the ingredients on my shopping list. Gracias for the wonderful receta. BB2U

  8. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    September 20, 2015 at 3:48 am

    This dish sounds extra fancy. Though, sunny side up eggs are not my fav, it sounds like a dish I would not mind trying and serving to a certain crowd.

  9. Terri S

    October 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    OMG! It looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  10. Shannon

    October 4, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    This sounds just delightful. Thank you for sharing with us.

  11. Elena

    October 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Looks good. I am going to make it for Sunday breakfast.

  12. Allyson Bossie

    October 8, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I have never seen/eaten this before, but it looks absolutely delicious!

  13. Rosie

    January 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    This sounds and looks so fancy, I must try this, it is the only way I’ll travel the world! and what could be better than this!!!

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