This stunner of a croque frisée recipe comes from Susan Stockton, senior vice president of culinary production at Food Network. What’s that? You say it’s no surprise it’s from a professional chef given how lovely it looks? Hang on a second. You may be surprised at just how easy this sorta elegance can be to pull off in your own kitchen—even without sous chefs.–Renee Schettler Rossi
LC Ham I Am Note
You know those irresistibly quirky quizzes going around that tell you what sort of [fill in the blank] you are, whether it’s which classic ’80s movie, which rock band, even which Game of Thrones character? Well, we wanna know what kind of ham you are. Seriously. If you were ham, what sorta ham would you be? Smithfield? Westphalian? Virginia? Prosciutto? Serrano? It merits some tableside thought…say, over brunch with this croque frisée recipe, which is an elegant riff of sorts on the classic French croque madame. Hey, by the way, there’s no right answer to the quiz, just like there’s no right ham to use for this recipe. Swap in any of those other sorts of ham for the Black Forest mentioned in the recipe below. No further thought required. Save that for more philosophical matters.
- Quick Glance
- Quick Glance
- 40 M
- 40 M
- Serves 6
Special Equipment: Round cookie or biscuit cutter
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Recipe Testers Reviews
I found this croque frisée recipe to be an absolutely delicious, rich yet light option for lunch or brunch. The combination of flavors, textures, and temperatures tasted complex, but this could not have been easier. It took a while for my water to come to a boil in step 1, allowing more than enough time to prep all the ingredients, including the dressing. It took less than a minute for my cheese to bubble under the broiler, but the brioche never really toasted. Next time, I'll lightly toast the brioche in advance, so that it's a bit firmer. Finally, I recommend allowing your warmed poached eggs to drain quickly on a paper towel or lightly patting them dry after you remove them from the water. You don't want water diluting that beautiful yolk!
This croque frisée recipe was a very delicious brunch item. I made my own brioche using the recipe from the site. The salad was really easy to assemble, and I liked its contrast of colors, textures, and flavors. The only thing I'd change would be the thickness of the bread. Six slices per loaf meant each slice was 1 3/4 inches thick, and I found them to be a little too thick. The edges of each slice turned crisp, but the middle couldn't turn crisp without burning the edges. Next time I'll use thinner slices for a more even crispiness. This croque frisée is definitely on the rotation for future brunch menus.