Keto Croque Madame

Keto Croque Madame

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.

Keto Croque Madame

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.
2 servingservings


  • 1 cup (7½ oz.) 240 ml (210 g) cottage cheese
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 5 oz. 140 g smoked deli ham
  • 5 oz. (1¼ cups) 140 g (290 ml) sliced cheddar cheese or other cheese of your liking
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) finely chopped red onionfinely chopped red onions
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ oz. (1½ cups) 45 g (350 ml) baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Assemble a sandwich with sliced ham and cheese between two of the warm pancakes. Add finely chopped onion on top.
  4. Rinse and dry spinach. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a simple vinaigrette.
  5. Add more butter to the frying pan and fry an egg to serve atop each sandwich.
  6. 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.

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  1. Melanie C. Lineberger
    I just want to correspond with someone. I'm no sure how to figure the 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. Do you count the grams on the nutritional chart? I just want meal plans without paying so much.
    Replies: #3, #12
  2. Ana
    Ok, taste similar to omelette.
    Gently mix egg with cottages cheese. Add 2 table spoons of p.husk to achieve good consistent mix. Add salt and pepper , otherwise it’s very bland. Enjoy.
  3. Magdalena
    Hi Melanie,

    Calculate your macros in grams not in %, as otherwise it’s confusing.
    Focus on carbs intake , I would suggest to read about it first, and understand where are hidden carbs and which product contain minimum carbs, as this helps a lot. Yes, you would focus on the grams in total as this is the easiest way. There are plenty of recipes online. I suggest to pick those ones which are familiar to you and those ones which contain products which you already eat , as it makes it easy to adjust the recipie and you hardly notice a change. Let me know if you need more help , I have plenty of advise as I have been doing it for 6 months and the diet works but could be tricky.

  4. Lavendran
    Hi i cant get cottage cheese in my area.. is there a substitute?
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi i cant get cottage cheese in my area.. is there a substitute?

    You can try ricotta cheese but we have not tested this recipe with that sub.

    Reply: #6
  6. Lavendran Caleb
    So i managed to get cottage cheese and ricotta cheese and guess what?!?

    The batter for ricotta was much better than the cottage cheese.

  7. Julie
    I liked it. Recipe for two made a lot of pancakes so i froze the leftovers. I sprinkled the onion on top of the eggs while they were frying. Very filling. God bless Keto. I’ve gone from 180lb to 144lb since 7/1/18.
  8. Julie
    we should have a handy hints category. I cook up a pkg of bacon, save the grease, chop up the bacon then freeze for recipes that require a little. Also, as much as possible, I cook with bacon grease (it’s free!) and save the butter for when I really need it.
  9. Michal
    I am thrilled to have found this recipe. The bread was wonderful. I also made 8 bread rounds out of this and kept the rest for other meals. And I only did one round each for our breakfast with some ham and an egg so the carb was lower. I also made a small amount of a low carb cheese sauce to top it off with. Total was 7 gram of carbs. We will be making this again.❤
  10. Stacey
    Is there an alternative for psyllium husk pls?
    Reply: #11
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Is there an alternative for psyllium husk pls?

    You may try ground flax or chia seeds per our psyllium husk guide

  12. Karen Healey
    try Carbmanager. its the first time I've been able to count macros. it's awesome, free version or only $30 annually.

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