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Salty, cheesy, bubbly and golden brown? Yep, a Croque Madame is pretty much sandwich perfection, so this play on the classic dish with Sweet PotaTOASTS sweet potato toasts from CAULIPOWER is next level!! Topped with a runny egg, brunch (or lunch or dinner) has never looked better. We made a gluten free bechamel sauce by swapping all purpose flour for rice flour and the resulting sauce is decadent, creamy and turns a beautiful golden brown after a few minutes under the broiler. The salty ham adds a punch of flavor while the tangy Dijon mustard keeps the flavors well balanced with the sweet potato base. This sandwich is the best thing since Sweet PotaTOASTS!
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- 12 Original Sweet PotaTOASTS, cooked according to package directions
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons white rice flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- Black peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste
- Pinch nutmeg
- Pinch cayenne
- 4 ounces gruyere cheese, grated and divided
- 1/ 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 4 slices ham, halved
- 8 eggs
- Thyme, optional, for garnish
In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, add 2 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat. Once melted add the white rice flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. Add half the cheese and whisk until smooth.
Preheat the broiler to high. On a sheet pan, lay out Original Sweet PotaTOASTS, then spread a thin layer of Dijon on all of them. Top each with ½ slice of ham then spread cheese sauce over each. Divide remaining cheese on top. Broil for until golden brown and bubbling, 2-3 minutes*.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat and add 4 eggs. Cook for about 3 minutes (for a runny egg), spooning the melted butter on top to set the white. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining butter and eggs.
Divide toasts between plates, serving 2 for a portion if they are smaller than others. Top each plate with a fried egg. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh thyme before serving.
*Note: Keep a close eye on the sandwiches as they can go from golden brown and perfect to burnt in the blink of an eye!