How to Make a Simple Croque Madame for Breakfast

Updated on September 20, 2017
Cristal Canario profile image

I am a culinary graduate. I've always had a passion for food, and I love sharing that passion by showing some of my delicious recipes.

Croque Madame


Today I would like to show you guys some recipes that I have done that are very simple and delicious. I used to work at a French bistro where the chef taught me the basics of French food and flavor combinations. Also something you will notice about these dishes is that they are very light, and you might have some of the ingredients at home already.


This croque madame is made with brioche toast, but if you don't have any, I would recommend whole wheat bread. It's very firm. And when it's toasted, it's amazing. That's exactly what we are looking for that.


  • Brioche toast or whole wheat bread
  • Ham
  • Gruyere cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Chives (optional for garnishing)

Did you know?

The difference between croque madame and croque monsieur is that croque madame has a fried or poached egg on top and the monsieur does not.


  1. Take the bread, and put it in the oven to toast a bit. For about 5 minutes at 350°F.
  2. Once the bread is out start building it, add your sliced ham, and sliced gruyere cheese. Close up your sandwhich and shred some of that cheese on top of the bread.
  3. Put the bread in the oven once more for at least 3 more minutes, until then heat up a pan and to start making your fried egg, some people use butter and some people use oil, whatever you decide to use, it's just a fried egg.
  4. When done, take your bread out, out the egg on top and garnish it with the chives, it will give it a fresh flavor.
  5. Salad is optional, but if you decide to do it some greens, olive oil, salt, pepper and vinegar will do. Or you could create your own french salad dressing.

Smoked salmon salad


Ingredients and directions

  • Smoked salmon
  • Cilantro (picked)
  • Fennel (Julianned)
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Capers
  • baguette cut in bias


  1. Make your salad. In a small bowl take the cilantro leaves, and fennel them add salt and pepper, lime juice and olive oil. Then refrigerate until you are done with your plating.
  2. Take the cut baguette and put it in the oven for about 6 minutes, at 400°F until the edges are brown. Then take it out and it's done for your plating.
  3. Take the smoked salmon and plate it around the plate leaving space on the middle, take out your salad and put it in the center of the plate, top it off with some capers and then add your bread.

This recipe is very simple. It's all about combining the right ingredients. This is a very light dish, mostly served at Sunday brunches in spring. Enjoy!!

Questions & Answers

    © 2017 Cristal Canario


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)