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CROQUE MADAME: THE ULTIMATE BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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3,310,706 views  The ultimate breakfast sandwich for hangovers, one-night-stands, or both. This video was made in response to a Reddit AMA question: What's your favorite breakfast sandwich?

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INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

1 ¼ cups milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Freshly ground nutmeg to taste

4 slices thin of rustic bread

1 tbsp melted butter

Butter for toasting bread and cooking eggs

Sliced ham

½ cup shredded gruyere cheese

2 eggs

DIRECTIONS

1.

Start with a bechamel sauce. In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk constantly and do not let the mixture brown. After about 2 minutes or when the mixture becomes bubbly, slowly add in milk.

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

1 ¼ cups milk

2.

Keep whisking until thick and creamy. Season with salt, pepper, and freshly ground nutmeg. Set aside.

Salt and pepper to taste

Freshly ground nutmeg to taste

3.

Preheat broiler.

4.

Take rustic bread slices and brush with melted butter. In a pan with melted butter, brown the bread and pile high with ham. You should end up with two golden brown plain ham sandwiches. Place the sandwiches on a broiler pan.

4 slices thin of rustic bread

1 tbsp melted butter

Sliced ham

Butter for toasting bread and cooking eggs

5.

Open the sandwiches back up and place the gruyere cheese on each sandwich. Place the slice back on top of the sandwich. Top each sandwich with the bechamel sauce.

½ cup shredded gruyere cheese

6.

Place the broiler pan with sandwiches into broiler. Leave to cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the bechamel sauce is browned and bubbly.

7.

While the sandwiches are cooking, melt butter in a pan. Crack eggs and cook with cover. Whites should be set and the yolks should be runny. Season with salt and pepper.

2 eggs

Butter for toasting bread and cooking eggs

8.

Take the sandwiches off of the broiler pan and plate. Place a fried egg on top of each one. Then, eat.

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