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  • 1 tbsp              Butter

  • 1 tbsp              All-Purpose Flour

  • ¾ cup              Whole Milk

  • 2-3 oz              Gruyere or Swiss Cheese, shredded

  • 2 tbsp              Olive Oil

  • 6 large             Eggs

  • 6 large slices   Crusty Bread, toasted

  • 6 slices            Good Quality Smoked Ham

  • ¼ cup              Parsley, minced

  • to taste             Salt & Pepper


  1. In a sauce pan over med-high heat, melt the butter. Add the flour & cook, stirring, until it forms a blonde roux. Add in the milk & bring to a simmer. Stir often & continue to cook until thickened. Stir in the cheese until melted & well blended. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper.

  2. Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium to med-high heat. Add a little olive oil & crack in an egg (being careful not to break the yolk). Season with salt & pepper. Pour about 1 tsp of water into the edge of the pan & cover. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the yolk is at desired doneness. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

  3. Build open face sandwiches with the toasts topped with ham, then egg, sauce & garnished with parsley.


  • small sauce pan

  • non-stick sauté pan

  • spatula

  • bread knife

  • sheet tray