April 27, 2016

Shopping Around the World

It's that time again - Shopping Around the World hosted by our pal Bacon of PigLove.

Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.
This month we are highlighting sandwiches.  Show us your creativity and your best sandwich.  What makes it special?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like?  It can be more than five ingredients

Today we're sharing the recipe for a sandwich that Dad absolutely loves (Mom too but minus the bread)

Croque Madam by Paula Deen


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 12 oz smoked ham, very thinly sliced
  • 8 oz Gruyere cheese, sliced thin
  • 8 slices sourdough bread


Preheat oven to 400°F

Set half of the slices of bread buttered side down in the griddle or cast iron skillet, and cover each with a slice of cheese. Place 3 or 4 slices of the ham over the cheese, and place the top slice of bread over the ham, buttered side up. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove sandwiches and place on a plate. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top of each sandwich, and then place a slice of cheese on top. Put the sandwiches back onto the griddle or skillet then place in oven, cooking until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over high heat. Cook each egg sunny side up. Turn egg over and cook 3 minutes longer for a soft-cooked egg, or 5 minutes longer for a hard-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.

Place one fried egg atop each sandwich. Season egg to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sandwich immediately


Mayonnaise -  BOGO $5.15 (2.48 each 22 ounce container) 
Butter - $3.99/lb
Eggs -$2.85/ dozen
Ham - Boars Head $10.99/lb
Gruyere - $19.99/lb
Sourdough bread -$3.75/loaf

Yummm....now Mom wants to make Crozue Madam!!


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human says that if she ate ham, she would want it this way!

Mark Muller said...

I love it... what a wonderful idea... now we can make the common croque monsieur and a croque madame too... thanks for a super idea and a cool recipe :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh boy.....that sounds fabulous....Mom hasn't had one of these in YEARS..........thanks for reminding her (I get some ham!).

Love, Sammy

Bacon Thompson said...

Squeals - okay daddy is drooling over your sandwich and looking at me kind of funny - snorts with piggy laughter. Great post and pictures. Thanks for participating my sweet friends. XOXO - Bacon

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys.....de samich lookz total lee grate :) if yur momz cookin em two day; tell her ta add three mor for uz pleez & we will bring sum dee zert....pie... cake....cookeez.... ore all three....let uz noe !!! ♥♥

Madi and Mom said...

Dag gone that looks good and goooey and delicious!!
Hugs madi and mom

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This looks good, I don't eat ham, but I bet it would taste good with bacon ( I realize they are from the same animal, but I prefer bacon) :) Hope you kitties get a bite.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Looks delicious and I know it is!!!! Drooling again.

The Island Cats said...

The mom's mouth is watering. :)

Marty the Manx said...

Ohhhhhhh everyone here has rumbly tummies! There is something for everyone on that sandwich and everything for Mom yum!!!!