Croque-Madame, Sauce Mornay (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with a Fried Egg and Mornay Sauce)

Croque-Madame, Sauce Mornay (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with a Fried Egg and Mornay Sauce)
28 Ingredients
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices Brioche, recipe follows or other egg bread, or pain de mie (about 4 inches square)
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced boiled ham
  • 8 slices (about 1/2-ounce each) Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Mornay Sauce, warmed, recipe follows
  • Brioche
  • 1/3 cup very warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees F)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast (not quick-rising)
  • 10 1/2 ounces (2 1/2 cups) cake flour
  • 10 ounces (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 20 tablespoons (10 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature, plus butter for the pans
  • Mornay Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced (1/4-inch) Spanish onion
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or as needed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Comte or Emmentaler cheese
Nutrition
2215
111% daily value
4 servings
                                       
                                           
     

Fat

208% 135

Saturated

386% 77

Trans

- 3

Monounsaturated

- 39

Polyunsaturated

- 9

Carbs

62% 187

Carbs (net)

- 180

Fiber

27% 7

Sugars

- 28

Sugars, added

- 17

Protein

127% 63

Cholesterol

289% 866

Sodium

76% 1821

Calcium

68% 676

Magnesium

27% 107

Potassium

26% 896

Iron

81% 15

Zinc

43% 6

Phosphorus

136% 950

Vitamin A

141% 1269

Vitamin C

7% 4

Thiamin (B1)

155% 2

Riboflavin (B2)

131% 2

Niacin (B3)

81% 16

Vitamin B6

33% 1

Folate equivalent (total)

165% 661

Folate (food)

- 237

Folic acid

- 249

Vitamin B12

55% 3

Vitamin D

2% 7

Vitamin E

24% 5

Vitamin K

15% 12
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