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Playing Croque Madame-Style Chicken Paillard


  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup grainy Dijon
  • A few grates nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk plus 4 whole eggs
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, butterflied and pounded to 1/4-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil, about 2 tablespoons
  • 8 thin slices cooked mild ham, such as Prosciutto cotto or French ham
  • 3/4 pound Gruyère, coarsely shredded
  • 2 pats of butter


Serves: 4


Heat a cast-iron griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat.
Simmer cream and mustard in a saucepot for 3 minutes to reduce at a low, rolling boil. Season with a bit of nutmeg. Temper egg yolk with a bit of warm cream then stir into sauce.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill or griddle the chicken 3-4 minutes on each side.
Preheat broiler.
Top each piece of chicken with 2 slices of ham, some cream sauce and some cheese. Broil to brown and bubbly.
Cook eggs in butter over medium heat to over-easy or medium.
Top chicken with eggs and serve with a mixed frisée and gem romaine salad with vinaigrette.


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