Egg-Ceptional Croque-Madame With Lightly Dressed Greens and Fresh Fruit

Ingredients

Croque-Madame:
4 Serves
Sauce:
1 stick of butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
cup of shredded cheese, something that melts nicely. I used a sharp cheddar
Sandwich:
5 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
10 slices of cooked Canadian bacon (or ham)
4 Serves
In a small bowl, whisk together;
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons oil
Fresh Fruit;

Preparation

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Sauce:
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In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt;
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Tbsp butter
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Tbsp flour
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Whisking continually for 3 minutes
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Add;
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Cups of milk
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Whisk and bring to a boil
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Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes
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Add;
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Pepper
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Nutmeg
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Cheese
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Whisk until cheese is thoroughly melted
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Remove from the heat and immediately cover with a piece of wax paper
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Sandwiches:
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Pre-heat oven to broil
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Lay out all 8 slices of bread
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On four, spread;
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Tbsp of sauce
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Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese, ¼ cup per slice
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On the remaining 4 pieces, spread;
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Tsp Dijon mustard, 1 ¼ tsp on each slice
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Top each slice of bread with 2 pieces of Canadian bacon
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Flip Dijon mustard and Canadian bacon slice of bread onto the sauce and cheese slice to make a sandwich
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Tbsp of butter
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Once foamy and melted, place sandwich in skillet for 1-2 minutes
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Adding another Tbsp of butter if necessary, flip sandwiches over for another 1-2 minutes
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Remove from skillet, and place on a greased pan (I like to line mine with aluminum foil for easier clean up)
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Top each sandwich with;
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Cup of sauce
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Broil sandwich for 3-4 minutes, at least 6 inches form the heat, until the sauce is bubbly and golden
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Keep warm
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Wipe out skillet
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Add;
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Tsp of butter for every two eggs fried, over medium heat
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Break Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs into skillet
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Sprinkle with;
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Pepper
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Cook for 3 minutes, or until yolks are just set, and likely still runny
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Carefully remove from skillet and place one fried egg on each sandwich
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It would be lovely to accompany the egg sandwich with a light, mixed green salad and some fresh fruit
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In a small bowl, whisk together;
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Tbsp red wine vinegar
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Tsp Dijon mustard
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Tbsp oil
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Toss onto 4-6 cups of mixed tender greens
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Top with a soft crumbled cheese, such as feta or goat cheese
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Fresh Fruit;
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Mixed berries, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are lovely

 



About

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about….a more meaningful start to the New Year! Whether you ring in the New Year in Times Square or in the privacy of your own home, why not kick off January 1st with a gorgeous and delicious meal? There is nothing better than lounging around in your pajamas, enjoying the day with your family. I like to make our time together special; setting the table with linens and cloth napkins, candles, stemware and china. Rather than serve something ordinary, I like to take it up a few notches, serving a beautiful brunch.

I am a huge fan of the Egg Casserole; in fact, I just made my husband, Chuck’s, favorite one on Christmas morning. To welcome in the New Year however, I love a hearty meal that can be served for breakfast (who could possibly be up that early?), brunch or dinner; the Croque-Madame. Doesn’t that sound impressive? In essence, it’s a very fancy-schmancy grilled cheese sandwich, topped with a very tasty fried egg.

This is the most amazing recipe and the sandwich is going to absolutely melt in your mouth. While I’m all about a fabulous meal, my first consideration is for the safety of my family. This recipe calls for the fried egg to be just set, still a little bit runny. It tastes amazing, but I’d hate to run the risk of exposing my family to salmonella. Who wants a run to the Emergency Room when there is more fun to be had? That is why I used Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs.

The evening before, I like to set my table. I chose a warm golden hue, with a variety of textures; velvet, basket weave, damask and bamboo. The juxtaposition creates an interesting arrangement.

All that’s left now is to plate, serve and enjoy.

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