There was once a man with an appetite
Who wanted his eggs to come out right
He fried his bread
He scratched his head
His croque madame was out of sight.
Okay, so I stink at limericks! For this month’s EoMEoTE, Jeanne challenged us to write a limerick to accompany our recipes. Sigh… Well, as said, I made one of my all-time favourites, a Croque Madame. Of course, I can’t guarantee my version is original or even very French, but to me it’s the perfect breakfast or late night snack.
2 slices of bread (I used wholegrain)
tablespoon olive oil
3-4 slices prosciutto
2 slices of gruyere, crumbled
teaspoon of mustard
teaspoon Worcester sauce
1 egg yolk
Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan. Stir the egg yolk, cheese, mustard and Worcester sauce together. Place one of the pieces of bread in the pan. Spread the prosciutto on the frying bread and then spoon the cheese mixture over it. Now put the other piece of bread over this. Carefully, flip the sandwich. Now, in a smaller frying pan, fry the egg sunny side up (you can grease the pan with olive oil, butter or vegetable oil). After a minute or so, your sandwich should be ready. Plate it, and then place the egg over it.