A Twist On The Croque Madame

What is the difference between a Croque Madame and a 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.

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!

A Twist On The Croque Madame

Recipe note: I used the croissant dough from when I made croissants. But you can just as easily use store bought croissant dough for this recipe!


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.