When the weather starts to become cold, our thoughts about lunch turn from salads and light bites to something much more warming. Usually that means a belly warming soup, but that wasn’t appealing to me on that particular day. Spurred on by an Instagram post from one of my favourite local coffee shops in town, The Kilted Frog, and fresh free range eggs that I just collected from my hens, it was croque madame for lunch. Toasted ham and cheese, with a good dollop of mustard, topped with a rich creamy béchamel sauce and topped with a fresh fried egg. What could be better?
I’ve made this so many times since that this has now become a lunchtime staple. The best part is that it is very simple to make a larger batch of the béchamel sauce, which allows you to store excess sauce in small containers in the freezer. Making this an easy dish for one when the craving takes you.
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