Please wait, the site is loading...

Croque madame brunch bake


Serves: 4-6
timePrep time: 40 mins
timeTotal time:
Croque madame brunch bake
Recipe photograph by Toby Scott

Croque madame brunch bake

Brunch just got serious. This cheese and ham bake is topped with crispy fried eggs giving a new twist on a classic croque madam, perfect for a weekend treat

Serves: 4-6
timePrep time: 40 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
667Kcal
Fat
41gr
Saturates
21gr
Carbs
34gr
Sugars
9gr
Fibre
1gr
Protein
41gr
Salt
3.5gr

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen is a London-based food stylist and recipe writer with almost ten years of experience working on books, magazines, packaging, advertising and television projects.
See more of Emily Jonzen’s recipes
Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen is a London-based food stylist and recipe writer with almost ten years of experience working on books, magazines, packaging, advertising and television projects.
See more of Emily Jonzen’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 50g unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 slices white sandwich loaf
  • 25g plain flour
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • a generous pinch of nutmeg
  • 200g Gruyère, grated
  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard, or to taste
  • 6 slices good quality ham (we used Taste the Difference Honey Roast Wiltshire-Cured Ham Slices)
Optional
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 4-6 eggs, depending on serving size

Step by step

  1. Preheat the grill to high. Use half the melted butter to brush over one side of each of the slices of bread. Grill the bread, butter-side up, until golden and crisp. Set aside. Heat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.
  2. Heat the remaining butter in a saucepan and, once foaming, add the flour. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Gradually whisk in the milk a little at a time, until smooth. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a simmer, stirring continuously. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until you have a thickened, smooth sauce. Remove from the heat and stir through the nutmeg, 125g of the cheese and season to taste.
  3. To assemble the sandwiches, spread the Dijon evenly over the untoasted sides of the bread. Lay two slices of ham over 3 of the slices of bread and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the ham. Top with the remaining slices of bread, toasted-side-up, and press down. Cut into triangles and arrange in a 2-litre baking dish or roasting tin. Pour the cheese sauce over the sandwiches evenly, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. While the bake is in the oven, heat the oil in a large nonstick pan and fry the eggs to your liking. Top the bake with the eggs to serve.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years