A little something special was needed to hold my guys over until Easter dinner and, since I had four croissants remaining out of the dozen with which I started the weekend, I decided on a twist to the ever tasty Croque Madame. It’s not a sandwich easily put to hand, but a fork and knife make quick work of it. Chomp, chomp!

Croissant Croque Madame

4 large croissants, sliced in half

4 thick slices cooked ham

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup grated (or shaved) Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup grated swiss cheese

2 tbsp butter

4 large eggs

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

1) Preheat broiler

2) Lay bottom slices of croissants on baking sheet and top each with a slice of ham

3) To small saucepan, add cream, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper; heat over medium high and, stirring often, bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook additional 2 minutes, stirring often; remove from heat and stir in lemon juice; set aside to cool a few minutes

4) Pour sauce over ham slices, dividing between sandwiches; place top slices of croissants on sandwiches and scatter swiss cheese over them; place under broiler 1-2 minutes until cheese melts (keep an eye on them!); remove from oven

5) Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat; place sandwiches in pan and heat bottoms 3-5 minutes until warmed through; place sandwiches on plates

6) Using same skillet (you may need to add a bit more butter), fry eggs (I made ours “over medium); top each sandwich with an egg and sprinkle with parsley; serve

Servings: 4



  1. Yet another meal I am going to try! Yum!

  2. Lazy Suzan says:

    Is there anything that makes a photo of food look yummier than a broken egg yolk?! I think not.

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