Baked Croque Madame Rolls
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Serves: 8 rolls
These croque madame rolls are the perfect miniature-sized variation on the classic French ham and cheese sandwich.
  • 2 Tlbs butter
  • 2 Tlbs flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ tsp. dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 french rolls (or your favorite roll, nothing TOO hard though.)
  • 4 thinly sliced pieces of black forest ham
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oven rack in bottom third of oven.
  2. Using a pairing knife, cut a circle in the top of each rolls. Pull it out and then pull out as much bread as you can, so the roll is hollow on the inside. Set aside.
  3. Heat a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add butter. Once butter has melted, whisk in flour. Cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in milk, dijon and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in dijon and salt. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut each piece of ham in half lengthwise. Line in the bottom of each rolls. Spoon two tablespoons of sauce into the bottom of the rolls. Sprinkle two tablespoons of cheese on top. Line rolls up on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Crack eggs into each roll.
  6. Spoon remaining sauce evenly over eggs. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until egg is set and cooked to desired doneness.
  8. Garnish with flat leaf parsley.
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