Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame


by Jan 29th, 2011 // Breakfast, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks

Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame

Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame

Hi, Heather the babysitter here bringing you another babysitter friendly recipe. This one is not only super easy, but quite possibly the cutest Valentine’s recipe ever. Did I mention that it’s incredibly delicious too? I thought it would be fun to make a kid-friendly version of the traditional French sandwich, croque madame.  A traditional croque madame is basically a hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich sandwich with a fried egg placed on top. It’s generally eaten with a fork and knife.

Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame

This version is so much more kid friendly because we made it with turkey instead of ham and cooked the egg right in the sandwich eliminated the need for a fork and knife. Even after it’s cut in half, the egg stays inside the sandwich for maximum eat-ability! It’s a perfect on pan meal your baby sitter can make for dinner and serve with some fresh cut fruit.

Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame

After I cuddled the baby, I made the sandwich and then removed it from the heat to cut the hole out of the center. (We used a heart for Valentine’s day!) Then I returned it to the pan and cracked an egg in the center. Making the egg inside the sandwich was just as yummy as an adult croque madame, and had the added benefit of giving us something to snack on while the egg cooked — the center of the sandwich is pretty great all by itself. Now for the recipe…

Kid Friendly Croque Madame

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes


2 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
1 slice smoked turkey
1 egg
In a non-stick skillet melt butter over medium-low heat and place one slice of bread on top of it. Place cheese on top of bread followed by the slice of turkey and the other piece of bread. Cook on one side until bread is golden brown and cheese is beginning to melt, about 3 minutes. Flip sandwich over in pan and cook until the other side is light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove sandwich from pan and place on a cutting board. Using a heart-shaped cookie-cutter, cut a small heart out of the center of the sandwich. Return sandwich to the same skillet over medium-high heat and crack the egg into the heart-shaped hole. Let the egg cook for a minute, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover skillet with lid. Let cook, covered for about 5 minutes. When egg has cooked, remove from pan and enjoy!

Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame


6 Comments on “Savory Sitter: Kid Friendly Croque Madame”

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  3. 3.) Emily
    January 25th, 2012

    Lovely idea!! I made it for my daughter and my hubby and both “kids” loved it! lol Great photos too! This was really easy to make and unique! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4.) KB in Texas
    September 20th, 2012

    This was a favorite when I was growing up. It is a good idea to have our child care provider make it. It does make sure the Babysitter meets nutritional standards

  5. 5.) Elise
    April 11th, 2013

    Hi! Do you cut the heartshape through the whole sandwich or only the top slice of bread? Thank you for answering, have a nice day!

  6. 6.) Heather the Babysitter
    April 11th, 2013

    Hi Elise,
    You’ll want to cut the heart shape through the whole sandwich!


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