Low carb Croque Madame

6 servings Prep: 25 mins, Cooking: 30 mins
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By Food24 June 20 2017
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Ingredients (15)

1/4 cup tahini paste
30 g butter — diced
1/2 cup cottage cheese — creamed, smooth
1/4 cup cream
4 eggs — large
2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup almond flour
Cheese sauce:
1 1/2 cup cream
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 cup cheddar cheese — grated
6 ham — slices
6 eggs — fried
1 handful gruyère cheese — grated
1 handful fresh basil
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For the bread, pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm x 8cm loaf tin generously with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the tahini, butter, cottage cheese and cream in a saucepan and stir over very low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Combine the eggs, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the mixture to the melted tahini paste-mixture and stir until smooth.

Whisk in the almond flour and transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf tin. Smooth out the top with a spatula and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

For the cheese sauce, heat the cream and mustard in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from the heat. Whisk in the cheese until smooth. Allow the mixture to thicken and cool slightly for 5 minutes. To serve, portion out 2 slices of bread per person. Add a layer of ham and some cheese sauce. Serve with a fried egg on top and scatter over some Gruyere cheese and basil leaves. 

TIP:  Turn this versatile low carb bread into French toast by dipping day old leftover slices of the bread in some whisked egg and then frying it off in a bit of olive oil or butter until golden.


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