After read Mun's Croque Madame few weeks ago, I were so tempted to give this French classic a try. I searched through the internet and read few recipes on this gourmet. Some called for Dijon mustard, fried egg etc but I wanted a simple yet tasty recipe.
So, that was how my simple breakfast was created. I tested what I have gathered a bit here and there from internet. It may not be how the original croque intended to be but I believe everything can be adapted and adjusted according to personal taste. My croque recipe is really easy, trust me. That is why I called it perfect simple breakfast.
2 slices of hams
1 slice of cheddar (or better, go for grated type)
2 chunky slice of white bread (can sub with wholemeal bread)
2 tbsp butter
1. Break egg into simmering water in a pot. Cook for 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to poach.
3. Fry in the pan, pressing down the bread for 1 - 2 minutes on each side till golden brown. Keep warm in oven, if necessary,
4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the poached egg from water. Rest egg on kitchen towel for few seconds to absorb the excess water. Top croquet with egg. Season the egg with some salt and black pepper. Serve warm!
I know, cannot see my hams in the bread slices! Lol.
Now you can see them!
Hope you like my very own version of Croque Madame. I just need to master the egg poaching method more to create that runny yolk. Then, it would be my perfect simple breakfast. *wink*