Croque-Madame Sandwich

This sandwich is decadent and delicious.

This sandwich is decadent and delicious.  (Boulart)

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Boulart brings us this Classic Belgian loaf that meets perfection with savory ham, melted Swiss cheese and bechamel. A sunny-side- up egg drips its irresistible golden goodness over top.


  • 8 thick slices of Boulart Belgian bread
  • 2 tablespoon (30 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) ham, sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1:

  • B├ęchamel sauce: in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, stir in flour and cook, stirring, for about 2 min. Add milk in a stream, constantly whisking, and bring to a boil until sauce thickens, about 5 min. Season to taste, remove from heat and cover surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Set aside.

Step 2:

  • Assemble sandwiches: In a small bowl, mix mustard with honey. Spread each bottom slice of bread with butter and mustard/honey mixture. Top with with half the cheese, ham, and the remaining cheese. Cover with top slices of bread, and grill in a skillet or a panini grill.

Step 3:

  • Meanwhile, cook eggs sunny-side-up. When sandwiches are grilled, and the cheese melted, blanket with B├ęchamel sauce and top with an egg. Season to taste and serve immediately.