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Croque Madame

Croque Madame

Croque Madame
Croque Madame
 
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Recipe Type: Sandwich
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of sandwich bread
  • 4 large slices of good ham
  • ⅓ pound (150g) of grated Gruyère Cheese
  • ⅔ - 1 cup (1.5-2.5dl) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. of Dijon mustard
  • 4 fried eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • A little bit of butter
Tomato Compote
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ pound (250 grams) of tasty tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. dark balsamic vinegar
  • A little salt and sugar
Instructions
Tomato Compote
  1. Chop onions and tomatoes
  2. Fry 2 / 3 of the tomatoes and of the onions in a little oil for a few minutes.
  3. Add vinegar and reduce
  4. Season with salt, pepper and sugar
  5. Mix in the remaining tomatoes and onions and cool.
Croque Madame
  1. Stir sour cream with mustard, ⅔ of the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper
  2. Butter up four of the slices of bread
  3. Place a slice of ham on top of the buttered bread
  4. Distribute the cheese cream on top of the ham and sprinkle with the rest of the grated cheese
  5. Put one slice of bread on top and throw a dollop of butter on top
  6. Bake in a 390°F (200°C) oven until cheese is melted and the top slice is golden
  7. While baking, fry four eggs and place on top of the finished Croques
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