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4 white bread white bread
2 smoked ham smoked ham
2 Emmental cheese Emmental cheese
butter butter
(for spreading)
Dijon mustard Dijon mustard
(to taste)
2 eggs egg

Crunchy croque madame

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8 min


Say bonjour to this classic French delicacy - the perfect partner to a lazy Sunday brunch. Buttery, crunchy toast meets smoked ham and gooey melted Emmental, all topped off with a fried egg. Bon appétit!

  1. Butter 4 slices of white bread and toast under the grill until it turns a delicious golden colour.
  2. Flipping to the untoasted side, top half the bread with 2 slices of ham for smokiness and 2 slices of Emmental cheese for richness. Spread the remaining bread with more butter and Dijon mustard for punch.
  3. Grill again for 1 minute, then sandwich together and grill for a further 2 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. Meanwhile, fry 2 eggs to your liking and slide on top of each sandwich before serving.