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Croque Madame Waffles


Another weekend, another week of not doing anything. Ah, I'm about to tear my hair out of boredom. Although, I guess I have been going to the gym more often and hiking around California with my mum. We went to Death Valley a few days ago and now I have this wicked capri leggings tan! I can't wait for residency to start even though I know intern year is going to be hell. Not doing anything makes me so restless, it's driving people around me crazy too ­čśŁ
So here's to a last few good weekends for brunching leisurely. And of course, that means waffles! I've been wanting some extra cheesy carb-y brunch foods and transformed croque madame into it's waffle form.  This fulfills all kinds of munchies and cravings! It's got rich b├ęchamel, sharp cheese, ham and just enough dijon to cut a little of all the fattiness, but leave you wanting more. Oh, and we can't forget that runny egg :)

Croque Madame Waffles

makes 8-10 waffle sandwiches

Waffles
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1.5 c milk
5 tbsp butter, melted and cooled

B├ęchamel
1 tbsp butter
1.5 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp shredded gruyere (plus extra for top)
2 tsp black pepper (optional addition of nutmeg)

Dijon mustard
Canadian ham (fried slightly until edges are brown)
Fried eggs

  1. For b├ęchamel: in a small pot, melt butter on low heat. Once melted, dump in the flour and whisk on low for 3 mins. Add milk while whisking and let it simmer for 5 mins. Occasionally whisk to prevent bottom burning. The sauce should thicken and have thick bubbles popping off the surface. Take off heat and whisk in gruyere, salt and a dash of black pepper and nutmeg
  2. For waffles: Whisk dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) in a large bowl. Mix in a small bowl, vanilla, eggs, milk and butter. Whisk dry and wet together until batter is just fully mixed. Small clumps of flour are okay! Make waffles according to your waffle machine
  3. Assembly: Place waffles down on a baking tray and generously spread b├ęchamel sauce over them. Sprinkle with gruyere, lay down Canadian ham, spread mustard and top with another waffle. Spread b├ęchamel over the top waffle as well and more cheese (because why not?). Broil on low until the cheese has crusted on top. 
  4. Serve with a runny fried egg on top!

1 comment :

  1. This looks delish, esp the runny egg on top of crisp waffles. Enjoy your free time before residency starts - sounds like you are being super fit! I just finished my last rotation on Friday so the start to free-time officially starts for me tomorrow (Ahh!).

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