Madame Cristo, I Presume

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Ingredients for 2 Madame Cristos:


4 slices white bread, lightly toasted


8 thin slices of Gruyere, Swiss, Cheddar, Havarti, or any other melting cheese


4 ounces thinly sliced honey baked ham or similar meat product


2 tablespoons butter for pan frying


2 poached or fried eggs to top


chives to garnish





For the egg batter:


2 large eggs


5 tablespoons heavy cream or milk


1/2 teaspoon fine salt


pinch of nutmeg and cayenne


1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


happy cooking.

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