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Croque Madame Waffle.

Feel free to top your Croque Madame Waffle with 1 or 2 eggs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast or any meal for that matter
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter; split
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 oz. Gruyère grated
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese + more for garnish
  • Kosher salt; to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • about a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4-6 waffles; already made
  • about 6 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • about 12 thin slices baked ham
  • 4- 6 eggs
  • about 1 tablespoon of water; when cooking the eggs
  • diced green onions for garnish optional


  • Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, until smooth, for about 1 minute. Whisk in the milk, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, for about 6–8 minutes. Add ½ cup grated Gruyère and the Parmesan, and whisk until smooth. Season with the salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Heat broiler to high. Place the waffles in a cast iron skillet or on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and spread 1 tbsp. mustard over each. Top with 2-3 slices of ham and the remaining Gruyère. Broil until the cheese begins to melt, for about 1-2 minutes. Then, remove from oven, pour a generous amount of béchamel on top and return to broil until cheese sauce is bubbling and evenly browned, about 3–4 minutes (watch it so it does not burn).
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a 12″ nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs (only 2 at a time), season with salt and pepper if desired, and cook until whites are cooked but yolks are still runny. After a minute or 2, add about a tablespoon of water and cover with lid to evenly cook the eggs, for about 2 minutes. When finished, place the egg/s on top of each waffle, garnish with salt and pepper, more freshly grated parmesan and the green onions. Enjoy immediately.