Bonjour mes amis! Looking for a fancy pants snack during the day or for an extra special breakfast? Look no further, because this french coffee house and brasserie classic, will make you go “ohlalaaaa”. Don’t get me wrong, this is no everyday snack or breakfast, this is a full-blown and full-fat Croque Madame for when you want to indulge yourself a little.
I tried to keep this recipe as close to the french brasserie original as possible. That means, brioche bread instead of normal bread, layered with cooked ham, gruyere cheese melted over the top and finished with a fried egg sunny side up. This alone would qualify as a simple Croque Madame already, but to make it extra special, some french bars and brasseries spread a layer of bechamel sauce on the brioche and that’s exactly what I did in this recipe. It’s just that extra bit of effort that will make you lick your fingers after eating this. Enjoy!