Roast Beef Croque Madame with Rosemary and Horseradish Roux: with Photos

I thought of this combo the other day when I was making breakfast for dinner.  Success!!  Its really simple to make and it looks amazing when you’re done.  Dealmaker.


Horseradish roux

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 sprig rosemary, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper


  • Pumpernickel bread
  • Roast beef
  • Swiss cheez
  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes, sliced

You’ll also need:

  • 2 frying pans, 1 for bread and 1 for eggs
  • 1 saucepan
  • Whisk, or fork

Ok, so first you wanna make the roux. ..  Start by chopping your rosemary.

In a saucepan melt the butter on low heat. Whisk in flour.

Add rosemary and horseradish, whisk.

Add milk; whisking.

Bring to lite boil and remove from heat. Salt n pepper to taste. This will thicken while you make the rest.  Whisk before use. **If your sauce looks a little thin add a bit more flour; too thick add milk…whisk.

Butter both sides of your bread and brown in frying pan, med heat.

Start cooking yer eggs.  My method for this is adding a little olive oil to a small frying pan, on med/hi heat, crack an egg into it, (careful not to break the yolk) and cover with a lid. This cooks the egg perfectly for this meal.

Once your bread is toasted (whisk roux) and spread a little onto the bread.

Next layer sliced tomato, meat, and cheese.

** Meat should be sliced thin. Mine here is too thick.

Move to plate, top with egg, and pour roux over it.



3 responses to “Roast Beef Croque Madame with Rosemary and Horseradish Roux: with Photos

  1. i love this! yum yum yum.

  2. Heaven for brunch.

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