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Paul Kelly’s Turkey Croque Madame

Yields3 ServingsTotal Time10 mins

Leftover turkey

 2 sprigs of thyme
 3 eggs
 10 g unsalted butter
 100 ml whole milk
 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
 6 slices of white bread
 100 g Wensleydale cheese (with cranberry)
 100 g Gruyere cheese
 1 jar KellyBronze hot cranberry jelly (or cranberry sauce)
 400 g leftover KellyBronze cooked turkey

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

For the béchamel sauce

Add the butter and thyme leaves to a saucepan on a low heat. When the butter has melted, stir in the flour and leave to cook for two minutes. Then add the milk and whisk until smooth (no lumps!) Increase the heat and leave to simmer for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.


Remove pan from the heat and add the mustard and Wensleydale cheese. Return back to the heat for 30 seconds until cheese has melted.

For the sandwich

Slice the bread into six 1.5cm thick slices. Spread the cranberry sauce onto three slices, then add the béchamel sauce and grate on some Gruyere cheese. Add the turkey, some more Gruyere and then sandwich together with the remaining slices.


On the top of the sandwich, add a little more béchamel, a sprinkle of Gruyere and bake in the oven until the cheese has melted and is golden brown in colour.


While the sandwiches are in the oven, grab a frying pan, add a knob of butter and fry three eggs until the whites are cooked but the yolks are still runny.


Remove the sandwiches from the oven when golden brown, and place one egg on top of each.


Eat and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g59%
Total Carbohydrate 140g47%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 69g138%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.