Breakfast Croque Madame Cups Recipe

Croque Madame Cups
Croque Madame Cups

It takes Rachel Khoo a short time to make her Croque Madame muffins. These muffins are baked until golden brown with ham, eggs, and Gruyère cheese. They are baked right inside muffin tins. Croque Madame Breakfast Cups are baked versions of the classic breakfast sandwich!

Essentially a toasted cheese and ham sandwich, the Croque monsieur is topped with both cheese and ham. It consists of toasted cheese and ham, as well as a fried egg (that is supposed to resemble a woman’s hat). Croque monsieurs differ from sandwiches with toasted cheese and ham only in that they are topped with cheese — a cream cheese sauce for a Croque monsieur. This recipe makes a great breakfast or brunch item!

It does make a difference! This method works great for making eggs for a crowd. The Croque madame is a delicious French dish that uses bread to hold a delicious cheese sauce and egg. In French cafés, they serve it with fries and a green salad, making it a great snack or meal. With the muffin pan, you can make six Croque madame at once, which makes it perfect for brunch parties and breakfast potlucks.

How are Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame different?

It is popular with bistro patrons in France to have a fried egg on top of their Croque monsieur (also known as “mister crunch”) sandwich, made of hot ham and cheese (usually Gruyere).

What does the name Croque madame mean?

An early 1960s mention of this name can be found in a reference to a female version of the Croque Monsieur, with an egg in the middle similar to the hat of a woman.

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How does béchamel sauce work?

Croque Madame is made with béchamel sauce, a milk and butter mixture cooked together. This is one of the most popular sauces in French cuisine. It is also very popular among the French to serve mornay sauce, which consists of béchamel and grated cheese combined.

Croque Madame Cups

Breakfast Croque Madame Cups

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

This Croque Madame Breakfast Cup will be the hit of your next brunch menu! It's a twist on the classic French Gruyere and ham breakfast sandwich.


  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 dash High quality ham
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 6 dash Thick white sandwich bread


  1. The oven should be preheated to 375 degrees. You will need a rolling pin to flatten each slice of bread.Croque Madame Cups Ingrediant
  2. Put two tablespoons of butter into a skillet and brush it on the bread slices. Into six jumbo muffin cups, press a slice of bread gently. Leave aside.Croque Madame Cups Muffin
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat and make the bechamel sauce. Putting the flour in first, whisk it for 30 seconds. Whisk in the milk, nutmeg, and mustard slowly.Croque Madame Cups Eggs
  4. As the mixture thickens, continue whisking for about 3 minutes. Take the mixture out and set it aside.Croque Madame Cups Fry
  5. Each muffin cup should be filled with ham, Gruyere cheese, and bechamel sauce. Put an egg in each muffin cup (yolk and white). Drizzle with pepper and salt, if desired.Croque Madame Cups Cook
  6. Cook for 18-22 minutes or until the yolk is set and the whites are set. Add diced herbs (such as fresh thyme or parsley) according to taste.Croque Madame Cups Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 851mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 19g
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