Croque Madame

I was curious about the reason of dividing sandwiches into two different sexes, i.e. Croque Madame & Croque Monsieur. So I googled about it and found that the French thought the sunny side up egg resembles women’s breasts, hence the feminine title (,,゚Д゚)
All of a sudden, this dish seems so sexy lol. The French perspective on art and cuisine is definitely bold and unique, and I just love it.

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This gooey yumminess is traditionally made with butter, ham, eggs, sliced Gruyère cheese and French bread. This quick-and-simple morning treat provides all the energy you need for rest of the day.  (≧∀≦)ゞ


(serves 1)

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 slices French bread (or any other slightly dried bread you like)
  • 2 slices Gruyere/Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices Ham
  • 1-2 tbsp Mayo
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt & Pepper & Herbs


  1. Preheat oven to about 200 degrees C.
  2. Butter 1 side of each bread.
  3. Put the bread slices into a large skillet, buttered side down. Fry on medium-high heat.
  4. Cover one piece of bread with 1 slice of cheese, 2 slices ham. Top it with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.
  5. Cook until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3-4 mins.
  6. Place the sandwich on an oven-safe plate
  7. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the sandwich, then place a slice of cheese on top.
  8. Grill the sandwich in oven until the cheese melted, about 1-2 mins
  9. Melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each egg sunny side up.
  10. Place the fried egg on top of the sandwich. Season with herbs, salt and pepper. Enjoy the sandwich immediately!


  • To make CROQUE MONSIEUR and to cut down calories intake (。ŏ_ŏ) simply skip step 9 & 10.
  • You can also replace butter with olive oil.

If you are interested to see more of my creations, checkout my instagram hashtag #fisweetcookery or follow my instagram @fisweet




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