Or in English, Quintessential. That is what these croque madame muffins are – quintessentially French. They are also gooey, delicious parcels of indulgence and will soon be quintessentially your house on a Saturday morning. Or Tuesday lunchtime, I don’t judge. They are so simple and easy to make yet taste so yummy! They are a great go too when your cupboards are looking more Mother Hubbard then Mary Berry.
So, stick on your best ‘I’m french and so chic , yet i’m going to stuff these in my mouth the moment they are finished’ pout and give it a go! Recipe below under pictures. Any questions please ask, either comment below or email me – Justhollieblog@hotmail.com.
- Butter muffin tin and arrange bread halves in a cone type shape as in the first picture.
- Place a piece of ham in each hole on top of the bread.
- Place a piece of cheese on top of the ham in each.
- Crack an egg on each muffin.
- *Optional – Dollop of creme fraiche in each on top of the egg*.
- On this step there are options: We want the edges of the bread to brown so you can either melt butter and use a pastry brush to coat the exposed bread or I choose to spray the muffins with fry light to make them brown in the oven.
- Scatter nutmeg generously over the top of the muffins along with salt and pepper.
- Bake in an oven at 180 for around 15 minutes or until they look sufficiently browned and the egg is cooked.
- Devour while hot, thank me later.