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Croque Madame on English Muffins
and green salad with celery and apples

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

We're putting our own twist on this French bistro favorite. Warm, open-faced ham and cheese sandwiches are topped with fried eggs for a savory, simple dinner. A fresh salad adds crunch and sweetness on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Croque Madame:
  • Cheese, gruyere - 4 oz, shredded or thinly sliced (sub Swiss cheese)
  • English muffins - 4, halved
  • Foil - for cooking
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp
  • Black forest ham, thinly sliced - 8 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
Salad with Celery and Apples:
  • Celery - 1 rib, sliced
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 1 head, chopped
  • Apples - 1, chopped
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Cheese / Celery - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Lettuce / Apples - Prep as directed and combine.

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Make

  1. Turn on the oven's broiler (use the lowest broiler setting if your oven has multiple settings).
  2. While oven heats, whisk together vinegar, mustard (the portion for the salad), honey and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Top with celery, lettuce and apples (wait to toss salad until just before serving).
  3. Slice English muffins in half. Line a sheet pan with foil and place English muffins on pan, cut-side up. Broil English muffins until just starting to turn golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Combine mayonnaise and mustard (the portion for the Croque Madames).
  5. Remove English muffins from oven and spread with mayonnaise / mustard. Top each half with ham and then a slice of cheese. Return pan to oven and continue broiling until cheese is melted and starting to brown on top (watch it closely to prevent burning).
  6. While English muffins toast, heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then crack eggs into heated oil. Season eggs with some salt and pepper. Fry eggs to desired doneness (cook on one side for sunny-side up, or flip and cook on both sides).
  7. Divide English muffins between serving plates, leaving them open-faced. Top each pair of English muffins with a fried egg. Toss salad and serve on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (99)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (17)

37 reviews

one of our favorites. quick, easy, and delicious

By: Toby
Posted: Feb 26, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

The kids loved it!

By: Talia
Posted: Apr 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not so healthy but super yummy!

By: Lara
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple, easy and delicious!

By: Wendy
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

easy simple meal, great for a weeknight!

By: Ashley
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Fun! Felt like breakfast for dinner. :)

By: Lisbeth
Posted: Mar 15, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful