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Lightened Up Croque Madame | LemonyThyme.com

This sandwich has always seemed a bit over the top for someone committed to making Healthy Choices.  However, when Cooking Light shared a Melty Monsieur recipe…that got me thinking.  Three of my favorite food groups are in play with our Lightened Up Croque Madame sandwich.

  1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  2. French Toast
  3. Fried Eggs
Lightened Up Croque Madame

To lighten up our Croque Madame I used Canadian Bacon.  For my calorie counting friends I’m sure you’re all over this low-cal ingredient.  Three slices = 60 calories.  Bam! You’ve just become part of the starting lineup.

I paired the Canadian bacon with Lacey Swiss and Nature’s Own 40 calorie bread, two additional figure friendly choices.  Traditionally Croque Madame and Croque Monsieur sandwiches are topped with a béchamel sauce.  To keep it light, I skipped the béchamel and instead dipped it in beaten egg white and milk and skillet browned before baking.  This way I got to incorporate a favorite French toast element.  Adding the fried egg on top is what takes a Monsieur to a Madame and grabs your attention.  Love.

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Lightened Up Croque Madame | LemonyThyme.com

Lightened Up Croque Madame

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices Nature’s Own Bread 40 calories per slice
  • 6 slices Canadian bacon 3.5 ounces
  • 2 ounces Lacey Swiss Cheese about 4 thin slices
  • 2 Tbl. honey mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbl. milk
  • 1 Tbl. butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg whites and milk in a shallow dish.
  • Assemble sandwiches by spreading honey mustard on bread slices. Place 3 slices of Canadian bacon and a slice of Swiss cheese on slice of bread, top with second bread slice. Dip each sandwich in egg white/milk mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  • Melt butter in skillet and pan brown both sides of each sandwich. Top each sandwich with a second slice of Swiss cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spray skillet with cooking spray and fry eggs. To serve, top each sandwich with fried egg.

Notes

1 Croque Madame Sandwich = 6 WW Pts+

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