Saverne Croque Monsieur or Madame



Saverne Croque Monsieur or Madame


  • 3TBS butter
  • 3 TBS flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Saverne Classic Sauerkraut
  • 1 cup Saverne Classic Sauerkraut Drained
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 8oz sliced ham (Virginia or black forest sliced for sandwiches)
  • Dijon Mustard
  • 8 slices hearty white bread
  • 4 eggs (to make Madame)


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

To make Mornay (cheese sauce)

  • Melt 2 TBS butter in small saucepan over medium low heat, add flour and stir to combine.  Cook flour for 2 minutes stirring consistently with whisk.  Add milk and whisk until the sauce has thickened.  Remove from heat and add Parmesan, gruyere, dash of nutmeg and ½ cup sauerkraut (with brine), mix well and season with salt and pepper

To build sandwiches

  • Spread 4 slices of bread with the remaining 1 TBS butter and place butter side down on parchment lined cooking tray.  Top bread with 1 slice Swiss cheese, 2-3 slices of ham and ¼ cup drained sauerkraut.  Top with another piece of bread that has been brushed with Dijon mustard (mustard side down towards sauerkraut)
  • Slather tops of sandwiches with cheese sauce and sprinkle evenly with Gruyere
  • Bake sandwiches for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted, turn on broiler and broil 3-5 minutes or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.  

To make Madame

  • While sandwiches are in oven, cook eggs sunny side up (preheat non-stick pan over medium high heat, spray with cooking spray and crack eggs, cook until whites are set, and yolk is still runny)
  • Top sandwich with one egg, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately