Gg’s Danish Croque-madame

Egg in a basket met Croque-madame and fell in love with a Danish boy. 

Danish Croque-madame Recipe:
(serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 slices of Danish bread or any bread of your choice 
  • 8 rashers Danish streaky bacon (cooked)
  • 8 slices of Danish Brie (as thin or thick as you like)
  • butter
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 sausages 
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes (garnish, optional)

Directions

  1. Set the oven to the conventional cooking setting () at 150 degrees Celsius. Lay a piece of baking paper on a baking tray and set aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over a low fire.
  3. With a round cookie cutter, cut a hole out of two slices of bread (tops). Save cut out rounds.
  4. Top the remaining 2 slices of bread (bottoms) with two slices of Danish Brie followed by 4 rashers of cooked Danish streaky bacon and another 2 slices of Danish Brie. Set aside on the prepared baking paper.
  5. Add a little butter and oil to coat the pan.
  6. Place the tops in the pan and crack an egg into each hole. Turn heat up to medium-low.
  7. Once the whites of the eggs are slightly set (about 2 to 3 minutes), remove carefully from the pan and place on top of the prepared bottoms.
  8. Turn fire up to medium-high and cook sausages in the same pan.
  9. Pop the sandwiches and the cut out rounds into the oven on the center rack and bake till the eggs are just set on top. The sausages should be cooked by the time the eggs are done.
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Ja-Oui

Breakfast together on the weekends (or holidays) is a treasured luxury. The weekend brings about a better-rested, more relaxed DCM whom I am more than happy to indulge. I try to think of as many ways as possible to make weekend breakfasts interesting. 

This is a little restricted when my DCM does not have a sweet tooth. He’ll have one or two cupcakes I make, some chocolate with almonds as a snack, a bit of birthday cake or try a dessert I’m having if I ask nicely but that’s about it. 

So Gg says “bye-bye” to pancakes and sweet french toasts… I love pancakes… And pancakes are something that you cannot make just for one.

Our breakfasts therefore consists a lot of bacon, eggs and sausages. I’m not complaining (much). I love bacon, eggs and sausages.

Here’s one of my bacon, eggs and sausages variations I call Gg’s Danish Croque-madame which combines the concept of an Egg in a basket with that of a Croque-madame. What makes it Danish is the use of this bread I found at GWC’s CS called Danish bread (a bread version of croissant), Danish brie instead of Emmental or Gruyère and Danish streaky bacon. See recipe here.

Egg in a Basket meets Croque-madame

Danish Brie melts beautifully and its subtle flavour brings out the salt of the bacon. The egg is perfection with the yolk still a little runny; perfect for dunking the toasted cut-out circle of bread. The Danish bread’s crumbly crispness is messy but so nommy. Cherry tomatoes add a fresh sweetness and are good for the prostate.

It sure takes more time and effort than just frying up eggs, bacon and sausages, and toasting some bread but it’s for my DCM so it’s worth it. He liked it plenty and so did I.