Truffle Brie Croque Madame Recipe for a Luxurious Brunch

Truffle Brie Croque Madame Recipe for a Luxurious Brunch

Truffle Brie Croque Madame Recipe for a Luxurious Brunch

This recipe elevates your classic brunch toastie with decadent flavors and textures.

Ingredients (serves 2-4):

  • For the Béchamel Sauce:
    • 20g unsalted butter
    • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
    • 150ml whole milk, warmed
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Croque Madame:
    • Olive oil for frying
    • 4 slices Tesco Finest White Sourdough Bread
    • 135g pack Tesco Finest French Brie with Truffle, sliced
    • 6 slices from 120g pack Tesco Finest Finely Sliced Honey Roast Ham
    • 25g Tesco Finest Reserve Swiss Gruyère Cheese, grated
    • 2-4 Tesco Finest Free Range Bluebell Araucana Eggs
    • Knob of unsalted butter

Instructions:

  1. Make the Béchamel Sauce: Melt 20g butter in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour to form a paste, cook for 3-4 minutes. Slowly whisk in warm milk until smooth. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and glossy. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Toast the Bread: Heat your grill to high. In a frying pan, heat olive oil with a knob of butter. Fry the sourdough slices in batches for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  3. Assemble the Croque Madame: Divide brie slices between 2 toasted bread slices. Top with 3 ham slices each. Add another slice of toast, spread béchamel sauce generously, and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Grill and Fry: Place the sandwiches on a baking tray or grill pan. Grill for 5 minutes until melted and golden brown.
  5. Fry the Eggs: Heat a splash of oil in the frying pan used for toasting. Crack in 2 eggs per serving and fry for 2-3 minutes. The whites should be set, the yolks runny (adjust cooking time for desired doneness).
  6. Serve: Place the fried eggs on top of or beside the sandwiches. Enjoy immediately!
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