Croque madame with spinach salad

Croque madame with spinach salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

Enjoy a snack supper with a touch of je ne sais quoi, with this indulgent recipe for one

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
504
protein
32g
carbs
22g
fat
33g
saturates
14g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
3.1g

Ingredients

  • 1 thick slice crusty white bread
  • 1½ tsp wholegrain or Dijon mustard
  • 2 thin slices ham, trimmed of fat
  • 50g mature cheddar or other melting cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp mild olive oil, plus a little for frying
  • 1 egg
  • handful baby-leaf spinach from 100g bag
  • few cornichons (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat grill to high and lightly toast the bread on both sides. Spread 1 tsp mustard over one side, then top with the ham and cheese. Whisk the remaining mustard and vinegar with 1 tsp oil and seasoning.
  2. Grill the croque for 3 mins, or until the cheese is bubbling and turning golden. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick frying pan. Add a little oil, then crack in the egg and gently fry to your liking. When cooked, lift it on top of the toast. Toss the dressing with the spinach, and cornichons if using, then eat straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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gemessex's picture
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Quick and tasty with basic store-cupboard ingredients :)

livster's picture
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Never mind Bruce if it's not exactly authentic, it is still quick, easy and tasty and I didn't have any gruyere cheese to hand.
As has already been suggested it is quite a good lunch idea and it doesn't take long.

bruce_watt1's picture

This isn't exactly an authentic Croque Madame - you're missing the Gruyere Cheese and the sauce, made with melted butter, flour, nutmeg, salt, pepper and grated Gruyere cheese.

dunning34's picture

Instead of using mustard at the start of the recipe, I made a Welsh rarebit with mustard ,cream and a dash of worceter sauce then spread on the ham lightly and followed the rest of the recipe.
A slight change but very tasty

dunning34's picture

An excellent lunch recipe for hungry adults.

Pat

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