I have heard of Croque Monsieur — Ina Gaten has a good recipe — but I had not heard of Croque Madame. I was off so, of course, I was watching the Food Channel and Paula Deen made this recipe. The difference between a Croque Madame and a Croque Monsieur is that the girl sandwich has an egg on top. Which I guess makes sense since I have jiggly parts too, much like an egg.
Now I tried to make this Weight Watchers friendly but this still ended up being 12 thingies. You could split this with someone and add fruit to your plate. Eating half of the sandwich would be filling. It is definitely a brunch/lunch item as it is too heavy for breakfast. You could also drop the Laughing Cow cheese, butter and also use lower point bread.
Croque Madame (Recipe adapted from Paula Deen)
2 slice(s) Bread, any type (white, wheat, rye, Italian, French, pumpernickel)
2 oz Luncheon meat, ham, lean, deli-sliced
¼ cup(s) Sargento Reduced-fat shredded four cheese blend
1 wedgeThe Laughing Cow Light creamy garlic & herb cheese wedges
1 tsp Unsalted Butter
Spray skillet with Pam spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread then spread a small amount of laughing cow cheese on each slice. Divide cheese and ham between both pieces of bread. Flip one bread to join other slice to make a sandwich. Flip to ensure both sides are toasted properly then remove and plate.
After removing sandwich from heat, add butter to skillet. Crack egg into skillet and fry. Flip egg and cook until desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper. Spread a small amount of laughing cow cheese on bread before placing the egg on the sandwich.
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