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Croque Monsieur Recipe-1255

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In France, these toasted cheese and ham sandwiches are very popular. Good with a green salad and French fries or potato chips.


Makes 4 sandwiches
Prep time: 15 Mins
Cooking time: 10 Mins<Br>


  • 14 oz (400g) Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp butter, plus softened butter for spreading
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices white sandwich bread
  • 8 thin slices of ham



1. Cut 4oz (115g) of the cheese into thin slices and shred the rest.

2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the flour and let bubble without browning for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk. Simmer, whisking often, until smooth and thick. Add the shredded cheese and mustard and stir until the cheese is melted.

3. Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the heat and preheat the broiler. Toast the bread slices on 1 side only. Spread the untoasted sides lightly with butter, then top 4 slices with the ham and sliced cheese. Press the remaining 4 bread slices on top, toasted sides up, and spread with the cheese mixture.

4. Broil about 2 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden brown. Serve at once.


Croque Madame: To make Croque Madames, top each serving with a fried or poached egg.


Prepare ahead: Steps 1 and 2 can be completed 2 hours ahead.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

796kcal (40%)
1136mg (114%)
0mg (0%)
385mcg RAE (13%)
183mg (61%)
2249mg (94%)
29g (144%)
51g (79%)
3mg (16%)

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  • Camilla

    05.06.12 Flag comment

    @Lollietook It says it is four servings.

  • Lollietook

    04.20.12 Flag comment

    Is a serving ONE sandwich? cos the nutritional value is uh, off the hook... over 700 kcal for one sandwich is A LOT. Even for 2 sandwiches that would be a lot.


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