Croque Madame Sandwiches


  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • salt and pepper
  • nutmeg, freshly grated to taste
  • 2 c. spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1/2 lb. Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 8 slices Kentucky Legend Sliced Ham
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. To make the bechamel cheese sauce: Heat a small skillet over medium heat and melt 2 tbsp. butter. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk and seasonings, and stir from time to time until sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Add spinach to sauce and allow it to wilt. Remove from heat.
  4. Arrange 4 bread slices on a baking sheet and distribute spinach and sauce evenly over the bread. Top with another slice of bread. Add a small mound of cheese and 2 folded slices of ham on top.
  5. Bake until golden on top, about 10 minutes.
  6. While sandwiches are baking, fry eggs in a skillet using a tablespoon of butter.
  7. Top each slice of bread with an egg and serve.
prep time
total time
35 MIN