A Twist On The Croque Madame

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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This Twist On The Croque Madame recipe is as fun to eat as it is to make! Eggs, ham, and cheese layered on top of flaky croissant dough and all made in a waffle maker!

Be sure to also try these Bacon, Egg & Cheese Rollups if you love eggs and crescent rolls for breakfast!

What Is The Difference Between Croque Madame And Croque Monsieur?

Eggs. It’s how I always tell them apart…and the easiest way to remember. A Croque Monsieur is basically a type of bread, a type of swiss cheese, and ham. A Croque Madame is all of that, but with a fried or poached egg on top. Which is exactly why women are better than men a Croque Madame is better then a Croque Monsieur.

How To Make Croque Madame With A Waffle Maker

When I was playing around on the internet one day, I came across the idea to make a Croque Madame in a waffle maker. I mean, how brilliant is that? After ruining/dropping/breaking 3 eggs, I finally perfected the art of cooking an egg in a waffle iron. I also found my new favorite breakfast! It is quick to make and absolutely delicious!

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A Twist On The Croque Madame

You'll love this This Twist On The Croque Madame recipe made with a waffle maker. Eggs, ham, and cheese layered on top of flaky croissant dough!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 1 square croissant dough
  • 1 teaspoonful brown mustard
  • 2 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 3 slices thin ham
  • 1 egg
  • 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 intact) 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.


Serving: 1, Calories: 2003kcal, Carbohydrates: 151g, Protein: 81g, Fat: 120g, Saturated Fat: 46g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 62g, Cholesterol: 423mg, Sodium: 4059mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g


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