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Open two-cheese croque madame

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10 minutes
25 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Nitida Sauvignon Blanc

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  • 4 T butter
  • 4 T flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 t fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices gypsy ham
  • 200 g Woolworths Emmenthal cheese, thickly sliced
  • 100 g Woolworths Overberg cheese, sliced
  • 1 ciabatta loaf, sliced and toasted
  • 8 free-range eggs
  • 2 T olive oil

Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Gradually add the milk, stirring, until smooth and thick. Add the thyme and season to taste.

Generously layer the ham and cheese onto the toast, arrange on a baking tray and grill until the cheese melts. Remove from grill, top with a generous spoon of sauce and grill until golden and bubbling, taking care that the toast doesn’t burn.

Fry the eggs in the olive oil and serve with the toast.

Cook's note: I love a good cheese sarmie, but if you want to impress your friends make this instead.

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Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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