Croque Madame Style Sandwich

Good evening everyone. I hope you all are well. I have been in the mood lately to try some different types of meals for my family, to experiment out of my realm of comfort, and the other morning I saw an interesting recipe on Home and Family on the Hallmark channel. I decided to try my own variation of their recipe, and let me say it was delicious. As an added bonus both my one year old and nine year old also loved it.



Croque Madame Style Sandwich


Serves: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 – 15 minutes


Ingredients-

  • Two slices of thick bread
  • Three thinly sliced pieces of smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4-5 Baby spinach leaves
  • 2-4 thinly sliced pieces of avocado
  • 1 egg
  • Two pads of butter
  • 1 Tbs of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of dried garlic
  • 1 pinch of dried basil leaves
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pinch of dried onion

    Directions-

    1. Heat medium sized pan to medium heat while collecting the ingredients.                                                                                                                     2.  Slice the butter, cheese, and avocado on a cutting board.           3. Cut the stems off of the baby spinach leaves if you prefer.           4.  Place the olive oil and one pad of butter in the pan and heat until melted then add the spices into the pan.                                               5. Place the bread then a slice of cheese, then spinach, then avocado, then another piece of cheese in the pan.                                  6. Move the sandwich around in the pan until the bread is toasted.                                                                                                                             7. Place the other piece of bread on the sandwich, and remove from the heat.                                                                                                                8. In the pan crack the egg and cook until the white is cooked but the yolk is slightly runny.                                                                                         9. Remove the egg, add the second pad of butter and spices in the pan.                                                                                                                                     10.  Place the non- toasted side of the sandwich down into the pan and place the egg on top of the sandwich.                                       11. Cook the sandwich until the bread is toasted then remove from the pan.                                                                                                              12. Place third slice of cheese on the sandwich top over the egg and put in oven until the cheese softens.                                                   13. Serve warm, and enjoy!


    We enjoyed ours with some butternut squash soup but they are tasty by themselves as well.  As always please let us know what you thought of this recipe if you tried it out, and feel free to post your pictures in the comment section.

Thank you for reading,

The Momnipresent Mother

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