Ready in mere minutes, these Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame make for a super quick and easy, yet super elegant and delicious breakfast.

Ready in mere minutes, these Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame make for a super quick and easy, yet super elegant and delicious breakfast.

Are you sometimes a bit tired of eating the same old eggs and toasts in the morning?

Well, here’s a very quick and easy twist for you that’ll allow you to turn the plain and ordinary into sheer elegance AND deliciousness! Indeed, these Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame, they come together in no time — in fact, they don’t take much longer to make than simple eggs and toasts and definitely take much less time than your classic bacon and eggs — yet they make for a crazy elegant, filling and nutritious breakfast, that’s suitable for just about any occasion, be it a romantic breakfast in bed or a more standard “before hitting the road to work” breakfast.

Oh, and they’re also very good at lunch, or even dinner too, you know… Just sayin’

If like me you’re a fan of smoked salmon, you will be all over these, guaranteed!

2 slices of toasted bread on a baking sheet, covered with sour cream and shredded cheese

Start by slightly toasting 2 slices of your favorite multigrain bread (like about half way through, maybe?) in a toaster and then place the slices on a baking sheet.

Spread about 2 tablespoons of sour cream over each slice of bread, sprinkle with ground black pepper and then top each slice with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese; place that in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble, which won’t take much longer than a few minutes. Be sure to keep a close eye on things, you wouldn’t want to burn anything! 

2 eggs sunny side up cooking in a small frying pan

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small non-stick skillet set over medium heat and cook the eggs to your liking – although sunny side up is strongly recommended: not only will your egg look much better sitting atop your Croque-Madame, but then you’ll be able to pop that shiny golden yolk and have it double as a luscious, creamy sauce!

2 slices of bread with melted cheese on top, on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper

Take the bread out of the oven as soon as the cheese is melted and place the toasts on a plate or cutting board.

Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper

Divide the smoked salmon (you could also use gravlax if you preferred that) between both toasts and top each one with an egg. Sprinkle with a little bit of fresh herbs, if desired, and serve without delay.

Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper

Now pop that yolk and watch it run down your Croque-Madame like it were creamy liquid gold…

Such a pretty sight, isn’t it? Can you honestly think of a better way to start your day? I don’t think I can!

Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper

Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Ready in mere minutes, these Smoked Salmon and Sharp Cheddar Croque-Madame make for a super quick and easy, yet super elegant and delicious breakfast.
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh herbs to garnish

Instructions

  • Toast the bread slightly in a toaster and then place the slices on a baking sheet.
  • Spread half the sour cream over each slice of bread, sprinkle with black pepper and then top each slice with half the shredded cheddar cheese; place in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble, not much longer than a few minutes. Be sure to keep a close eye on things!
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small non-stick skillet set over medium heat and cook the eggs to your liking (sunny side up is strongly recommended)
  • Take the bread out of the oven as soon as the cheese is melted and place the toasts on a plate or cutting board. 
  • Divide the smoked salmon between both cheesy toasts and top each one with an egg. Sprinkle with a little bit of fresh herbs, if desired, and serve without delay.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 218mg, Sodium: 814mg, Potassium: 291mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 720IU, Calcium: 292mg, Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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