This breakfast is perfect for lazy weekend mornings or even for a light lunch, My coconuts love helping me make them and they are a firm favourite with my mini food critics. Super easy to make, all you need is bread, butter, ham, cheese and eggs, they look pretty impressive and are a nice change from the usual bacon sarnie scene. They are basically ‘Croque Monsieur’ the famous French sandwich but with a slight (better) twist and called ‘Croque Madame’ The sandwich has a gender swap when an egg is thrown into the mix…. really! Inspired by the lovely Rachel Khoo, I have been making these little beauties for a few years now. Although they are typically cooked with béchamel sauce, I prefer to leave it out as I find them to rich with it and my kids don’t like it at all. I love a good dollop of mustard on the side, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a lovely milky cappuccino. Perfection!
Step 1; Preheat your oven to 180 degrees, take your bread and roll it out until it’s quite thin, butter both sides and place in a muffin tin, pinching the sides so it is sturdy.
Step 2; Place the ham in the bottom (Smoked salmon is also good) and a dollop of mustard if you like.
Step 3; Crack your egg and place the egg yolk back and forth between the two shells so most of the egg white falls out. Place the yolk on top of the ham.
Step 4; Grate over some of your favourite cheese, season to your liking and put in the oven for ten minutes.