Croque Madame with Microwave White Sauce

Croque Madame with Microwave White Sauce

Usually, ingredient lists will say something like "X tablespoons of white sauce," but usually you don't have it on hand, right?
So, this is an easy way to make a single serving.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Bread (as thick as you'd like)
1 slice
1 slice
as desired
Single-serving of white sauce in the microwave
Flour and butter
1/2 tablespoon each
50 ml
Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon


1. Make a sunny-side up egg. The one in the picture was microwaved for a minute. If you cook it in the microwave, use a toothpick to poke a hole in the yolk.
2. Combine the flour and butter in a bowl and microwave to melt. Once melted, mix the flour and butter. I usually microwave it at 500 W for 30 seconds.
3. Once well-mixed, add half of the milk and mix it up. Microwave for 30 seconds!
4. Add the remaining milk, mix well, and microwave for another 30 seconds! Mix well. At this thickness, it's good for pasta or gratin dishes.
5. This time, we're using it to top bread, so keep heating and mixing until nice and thick. For me, this usually takes just 30 more seconds. Lastly, mix in the soy sauce.
6. Top the bread with ham and all the white sauce. The sauce seems a bit thick, but when you eat it, it won't drip.
7. Top with the egg and cheese. You can use sliced cheese or pizza cheese.
8. It's ready when the cheese has melted. If you want your croque-madame to stay flavorful, be careful not to toast it for too long.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a special kind of toast made with just a bit of leftover milk.
This is perfect for when you're hungry but don't even have ramen.