Why This Recipe Works
- Slicing the bread thinly ensures that it doesn't overwhelm the filling.
- Toasting tender bread on both sides gives the sandwich plenty of delicate crunch.
- Cheesy Mornay sauce adds an extra layer (or two) of richness.
A good croque is all about nailing texture, bread-to-filling ratio, and the goo factor. This recipe, which calls for thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, is a case study in getting it right—and the fried egg on top is just the icing on the...sandwich.
How to Make Sunny-Side Up Fried Eggs
Rich and Creamy Croques Madames
Thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, with a fried egg on top.
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
1 recipe (4 sandwiches) cheesy, gooey Croques Monsieurs, hot from the oven
In a large cast iron or nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add eggs and cook until whites are mostly set, about 3 minutes. Cover and cook until whites are set on top, about 1 minute; be careful not to keep covered too long, or top of yolk will begin to cook. Season with salt.
Transfer 1 egg to top of each sandwich and serve right away.
10-inch cast iron skillet or 10-inch nonstick skillet
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 44g||57%|
|Saturated Fat 24g||118%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|