Madame Crunch goes keto. The result? Ham+Cheese+Egg=TASTY. We've just swapped out the bread with cottage cheese and egg pancakes, and the result is an even tastier keto classic. All of the flavor, none of the carbs.
- 8 oz. 225 g cottage cheese
- 4 4 eggeggs
- 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
- 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
- 51⁄3 oz. 150 g smoked deli ham
- 51⁄3 oz. 150 g cheddar cheese or other cheese of your liking
- ½ ½ finely chopped red onionfinely chopped red onions
- 2 2 eggeggs
- 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
- 1½ oz. 40 g baby spinach
- 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Mix in the cottage cheese. Add ground psyllium husk powder while stirring to incorporate it smoothly, without lumps. Let the mixture rest for five minutes until the batter has thickened.
- Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add a generous amount of butter and fry the batter like small pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side, until they are golden. Make two pancakes per serving.
- Assemble a sandwich with sliced ham and cheese between two of the warm pancakes. Add finely chopped onion on top.
- Rinse and dry spinach. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a simple vinaigrette.
- Add more butter to the frying pan and fry an egg to serve atop each sandwich.
- Serve each Croque Madame warm beside spinach dressed with the simple vinaigrette.
Remove the crowning fried egg and you’ll have a Keto Croque Monsieur instead. Still keto. Still delicious.