Croque Madame Taybake

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the following degree with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you may make the white sauce a day or  in advance of time.

Also try our other recipes Bolognese Sauce

For the white sauce

  • 300ml milk
  • ½ onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 20g butter
  • 20g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
For the sandwiches
  • knob of soft butter
  • 6 medium-sized slices bread, preferably sourdough
  • 6 slices cooked smoked ham
  • 6 slices gruyère
  •  or any other hard, melty cheese you have
  • 3 eggs
  • handful parmesan, finely grated

  1. To make the sauce, warmness the milk in a saucepan with the onion, cloves and bay leaf. while boiling, turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 30 minutes, then stress.
  2. melt the butter in every other pan and add the flour. cook dinner for four-five mins till sandy. gradually whisk within the milk, then cook dinner over a medium warmth, stirring, until you have a thick sauce. Stir inside the mustard and season. Set aside to cool. may be made up to two days ahead.
  3. warmth oven to 180C/160C fan/gasoline 4. Butter a baking tray massive sufficient to healthy 3 slices of bread, then butter and toast the bread, and make 3 sandwiches with 2 slices of ham and cheese in every. spread the white sauce on top, and make a small well in the sauce on every sandwich. Crack the eggs into the wells, then scatter over the parmesan. Bake for 20 mins or until the whites are just set.

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