How To Make Bacon Croque Madame Brunch Ring
Whip up a unique brunch meal with this filling croque madame, a French hot sandwich made of ham and cheese! This version is bundt-styled to serve a crowd.
In a medium pan over high heat, cook the bacon for about 12 minutes until browned. Transfer the bacon bits to a paper towel to drain and leave the bacon grease in the pan.
To the pan, add the flour, pepper, and salt and whisk to combine for 5 minutes. Add the milk and Dijon mustard and cook for about 5 minutes until thickened. Remove the béchamel sauce from the heat and cover to keep warm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan with the salted butter. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
With a rolling pin, roll out the bread to flatten and cut 8 slices in half.
Arrange the 7 whole slices around the outer sides of the bundt pan and 4 half slices around the inner ring. Place 5 slices of ham over the bread. Sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella and ⅓ of the chopped bacon on top of the ham.
Place 6 half slices of bread on top of the bacon layer. Top with 8 slices of ham, another cup of mozzarella, and another ⅓ of the chopped bacon. Top with another 4 slices of ham. Place 6 half slices of bread on top of the ham.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Invert the ring onto the prepared baking sheet, remove the bundt pan, and brush the top of the ring with béchamel sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of mozzarella and the rest of the bacon.
Broil for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned.
Sprinkle the ring with parsley. Transfer the rest of the béchamel sauce to a small bowl and place in the middle of the ring.
Slice the ring and serve warm with the sauce and sunny-side up eggs. Enjoy!
- Calories: 936.57kcal
- Fat: 62.08g
- Saturated Fat: 30.40g
- Trans Fat: 0.32g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 21.46g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.16g
- Carbohydrates: 41.21g
- Fiber: 3.23g
- Sugar: 10.99g
- Protein: 52.07g
- Cholesterol: 336.77mg
- Sodium: 2116.96mg
- Calcium: 816.30mg
- Potassium: 660.64mg
- Iron: 3.92mg
- Vitamin A: 370.68µg
- Vitamin C: 2.57mg
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