The first time I tried a Croque Madame was at Le Café De Paris in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood in Orlando, FL. I quickly became of a fan of this French classic, a variation of the croque-monsieur by adding the egg on top. The photo of the day is my first Croque Madame earlier this year.
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Croque Madame – grilled ham, tomato, and cheese sandwich topped with egg
The Croque Madame at Le Café De Paris was a perfect meal for a mid day brunch. I love how the egg oozes into the sandwich as you cut through and yolk spills on to each bite. Its almost like a comfort food, to be enjoyed on a sunny day eating al fresco or as a warm meal on a rainy or cold day. I actually ate this sitting outside in their outdoor seating area, a few tables available for customers.
Le Café De Paris offers Croque Madame, Croque-Monsieur, and several other sandwiches. The menu has a variety of quiches and other French baked items. They also serve homemade gelato and make good coffee. The restaurant is owned and operated by a very nice French couple and I will be back to try more of the menu…
Le Café De Paris
5170 Dr Phillips Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
(inside Grand Oaks Shopping Ctr)
Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
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this is a Croque Monsieur. Croque Madame are made in a muffin tool
Thanks for your reply, but the restaurant menu says Croque Madame. There is a Croque Madame muffin which I can see on the internet, but search ” Croque Madame” and you will see the photo above 🙂 Thanks for your reply
See Croque Madame here: http://www.google.com/search?q=croque+madame
The restaurant menu listed this as Croque Madame, which the owner is from France. There is a Croque Madame muffin, but this is not it. Croque Madame has a fried egg on top, Croque Monsieur has no egg on top. Be aware of you local food names that they may very to other cities or countries. Thanks for your reply
Search “Croque Madame” http://www.google.com/search?q=croque+madame
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