Croque Madame Muffins

This is something that requires a little effort, a weekend breakfast if you like. It’s worth the effort though! This breakfast was inspired by the ‘Croque Madame muffins’ from the Little Paris Kitchen… Seb bought me the recipe book a while ago and I had sadly failed to pick it up much since my initial enthusiasm…
Croque Madame muffins
This is the recipe I had been wanting to try since watching the show… searching out cafΓ©s with wifi when I lived in La Rochelle last year & downloading the show religiously every week… but then being unable to try due to lack of oven!
Croque Madame muffins
I slightly altered this recipe, replacing the ham with leeks & brie, as you can see above! The whole thing was absolutely delicious… I would be tempted to say about 3 each would be just about enough… πŸ˜€
Croque Madame Muffins

Recipe:
So here’s roughly how to make it…

  • Make a cheese sauce (1 tbsp flour, 1 tbsp butter, melt together, gradually whisk in milk to make a smooth sauce, then let it thicken for a few minutes. Season, add a little grated cheese, mustard & nutmeg)
  • Get some sliced bread and roll it flat with a rolling pin. Then melt some butter & brush it onto both sides & line a muffin tin with it.
  • Fry some leeks in butter, then place into your bread-muffin moulds, with some brie if you can fit it in! Break a small egg and drain off about half the white, then pop it onto the leeks. Finally pour in some white sauce… then bake for about 15 minutes! 

Just keep an eye on them (like I didn’t… probably best not to decide to take a shower at this point) if you want runny yolks! I might make these every weekend now to be honest….

Croque Madame Muffins
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