There are certain foods and recipes that will come into your life and you will remember the experience forever. Maybe it’s because you are trying a recipe from a culinary legend and you finally make it with success or maybe you’re indulging and treating yourself to something special.
Like this. Croque Madame on a Waffle.
If you’ve never had a Croque Madame, which is basically a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg placed on top, these will seriously change your life. If you ask me, they are more than just a glorified ham and cheese sandwich. A Croque Madame is an experience. A good Croque Madame is an unforgettable one. The first time I ate one of these, I practically licked my plate clean. It was that good. The first time I made these at home, it was a Saturday and I was all over the kitchen: at the stove making the béchamel, pulling out my cast iron skillet- forgetting how heavy the darn thing is and almost dropping it on the floor- moving over to the oven. My husband was just watching me the whole time and finally asked me, “What are you making?” I looked up and smiled. “You’re going to love this,” I said. The excitement and anticipation was written all over my face.
That Saturday, my husband and I were actually able to sit down together for breakfast. Enjoy our food and have a conversation. My youngest was napping and my oldest daughter was busy working on a coloring project in the next room. It was so nice. The Croque Madame was glorious and delicious. I watched as my husband literally devoured the whole thing and, with his last bite and little bit of bread on his fork, scraped the entire plate clean. It made me so happy. Now, he knows when I am making a Croque Madame, I mean business, and it’s going to be good.