I found this by accident, and I’m glad I did. This is a new twist on a Croque Madame, if you know what that is. It is a type of bread, a type of swiss cheese, ham, and a fried or poached egg on top. But in this case, the egg is waffle-ironed. Yes, you heard me right. Waffle ironed. It looks really neat, doesn’t it? It gives an entirely new look to it, is very delicious, and it looks like it came from a gourmet kitchen. If you are interested, here’s the recipe:
“Recipe note: I used the croissant dough from when I made croissants. But you can just as easily use store bought croissant dough for this recipe!
1 square croissant dough
1 teaspoonful brown mustard
2 slices Gruyere cheese
3 slices thin ham
Chives, minced, for garnish
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Olive Oil or Pam
Heat up waffle iron. In one square place croissant dough and close waffle iron to allow to cook croissant until golden brown, which should take around 2 minutes, watch closely.
Remove croissant and place on a plate. Spread mustard evenly along croissant and place slices of gruyere on top, allowing to melt.
Next, place slices of ham inside the waffle maker until warm and starting to brown just a little, then place on top of croissant as well.
Spray waffle iron with olive oil or Pam and crack an egg in the center. Using a fork, break the white (but be sure to leave the yolk in tack) so it runs in all of the open space. Allow egg to cook, with the lid of the waffle maker open, until desired doneness.
Once egg is cooked, using a large fork and a spatula, gently slide the egg onto the spatula, and then place on top of the croissant. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chives and serve immediately.”
(via The Novice Chef)