Food for thought
Croque Madam from memoryFebruary 7th, 2010 at Sun, 7th, 2010 at 8:30 pm by dennisbox
Put together my breakfast version of Croque Madam for my son this morning, since he gets to eat food. I have the joy of watching him eat my concoctions and later he describes the experience. Food with sauce and cheese and everything ruled wrong to eat by my good Dr. Killyasoon. The memory of this experience is slowly fading from my feeble brain, but I still remember how to make it.
My version of Croque Madam was to first caramelize an onion with a red pepper in olive oil, butter and white wine.
Next I took two slices of bread, buttered them and grilled them enough to get the grill marks.
Instead of ham I cooked bacon. I loaded the bacon and onion mixture on the bread and topped with cheddar cheese, which is all I had in the refrigerator.
I broiled that to get the cheese bubbly, then put the other piece of bread on top and some more cheese and broiled until bubbly.
I topped it with an egg fried in butter. I made hollandaise sauces and poured it over the top. Béarnaise is more traditional, but hollandaise sounded right to me this morning for some reason.