Croque Madame

Prep: 13mins
Cook: 7mins
Servings: 4
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Who doesn't love a Croque Madame - treat yourself to a delicious breakfast tomorrow!


  • 11/3 cups (320g) sour cream
  • 200g Swiss-style cheese, grated
  • 8 slices Helga’s Light Rye Bread
  • 300g sliced smoked ham, torn
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g mixed salad leaves, to serve


  1. Preheat grill on high. Line a baking tray with lightly greased foil.
  2. Combine sour cream and half the cheese in a small bowl; season.
  3. Place 4 slices of bread on prepared tray. Spread a third of the cream mixture over slices; top with ham. Spread remaining bread slices with half the remaining cream mixture; place, cream-side down, over ham. Spread top of sandwiches with remaining cream mixture; sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Place sandwiches under grill for 7 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Break eggs into pan; cook for 5 minutes or until whites are set and yolks are cooked to your liking.
  5. Top each croque madame with an egg; season. Serve with mixed salad leaves.

Swap: For an Italian-style variation, use prosciutto instead of ham and add sliced tomato and basil leaves in at step 3.

Tip: To turn this into a croque monsieur, serve it without the eggs.

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