Croque Madame, Sauce Mornay (toasted Ham And Cheese Sandwich With A Fried Egg And Mornay Sauce)

FOOD NETWORK UK
25Ingredients
2Hours

Ingredients

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  • 8 slices brioche (recipe follows, or other egg bread or pain de mie, about 10cm square)
  • 225 grams boiled ham (thinly sliced)
  • 225 grams swiss cheese (about 15g each)
  • 45 grams unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 240 milliliters sauce (mornay, warmed, recipe follows)
  • 80 milliliters warm water (very, 43-46C)
  • 7 grams active dry yeast (not quick-rising)
  • 300 grams flour
  • 65 grams caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 6 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 285 grams unsalted butter (cut into 2cm cubes, at room temperature, plus butter for the pans)
  • 45 grams unsalted butter
  • 80 grams spanish onion (diced, 1cm)
  • salt
  • 25 grams plain flour
  • 475 milliliters milk
  • 240 milliliters double cream (or as needed)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • grated nutmeg (Freshly)
  • ground white pepper (Freshly)
  • 35 grams comte (grated, or Emmental cheese)
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