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Low-Carb Croque Madame

Low-Carb Croque Madame

Type: BreakfastToastie Suitable For: Gluten freeHigh fibreHigh proteinLow calorieLow carb

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Vive La France & Vive Low-Carb Toasties

This French Cafe/Bar snack is long overdue its Lo-Dough makeover and we are glad to report that it tastes INCREDIBLE. Lo-Dough, Cheese, Ham, Creme Fraiche and more cheese, all topped with an egg - there's nothing much not to love! If you are looking for something tempting to make for brunch, this could well be the one for you - it's quick and simple too - ready in a matter of minutes.

The Croque Madame is a variant of the Croque Monsieur (just the ham and gruyere cheese sauce combo), the variant being a poached/fried egg being served on top. For us, the egg is a very welcome addition, the soft yolk adding extra flavour and richness to the dish! Other variants include the Croque Provencal (added tomato), Croque Norvégien (with smoked salmon instead of ham) and even the Croque Hawaiian (with a slice of pineapple).

Low-Carb Toastie

Making a Low-Carb Toastie 

The key to our low-carb toastie is to use Lo-Dough and to swap our the flour-based roux for a little creme fraiche (in this case half-fat, but the choice is yours). By making these two switches, your incredibly indulgent toastie clocks in at just 3g carbohydrate for the lot, as well as a very respectable 425 calories. It just so happens to contain just under a third of your recommended daily fibre intake - so Lo-Dough isn't just about what we reduce for you - it's about what you gain from it too! 

Next time you're struggling to think what you might fancy for your breakfast/lunch, maybe give this one a go!