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Croque Madame

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the béchamel sauce

  • Place a saucepan over medium heat and add the butter.
  • As soon as it melts, add the flour. Whisk and sauté for a bit.
  • Add the mustard and whisk to combine.
  • Add the milk in 3 batches (100 ml per batch), making sure to whisk well after each addition.
  • Add pepper, salt and the ground nutmeg.
  • Continue whisking until the first bubbles appear on the surface. The béchamel sauce is ready.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap directly touches the surface of the béchamel sauce.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to chill.

For the Croque Madame 

  • Place a pan over medium to high heat and add the butter.
  • As soon as it melts, add 2 of the slices of homemade bread and cook until golden on both sides.
  • When ready, remove from pan and add the next 2 slices of bread in the same way. Add more butter if necessary.
  • When all of the slices of bread are golden and ready, spread 1 tablespoon of the béchamel sauce to each slice.
  • Then add 25 g of gouda to each slice and a slice of ham to only 4 of the slices of bread.
  • Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with some fresh thyme and freshly ground pepper.
  • Cook under the broiler until the cheese melts and turns golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and place the slices of bread with ham over the slices with cheese and béchamel.
  • Spread some rocket leaves on a serving platter or a wooden cutting board.
  • Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the sandwiches nicely over the rocket leaves. Up until this point this sandwich is actually called a Croque Monsieur.
  • To make it in to a Croque Madame, add 2 poached eggs or fried eggs to each sandwich.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
37 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
63 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
115 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
80 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
43 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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