½ cup grated Gruyére cheese
1 tablespoon ...
Here is my sneaky tribute to the classic French Croque Madame - a plump toasted bagel, topped with melted gruyere cheese, good quality ham and a poached egg. I have nothing against the original, in fact I love it and you will find recipes for Classic Croque Madame and Croissant Croque Monsieur over at Stuck in the Kitchen, but sometimes I must confess, you need something a little more instant, avoiding the complications of a bechamel sauce.
Grill the tops of the bagels and place cut side up on an oven tray. Mix Gruyére and sour cream (or crème fraiche if using) together. Layer ham onto cut bagel tops and smother in cheese mixture.
Return bagels to ...