Croque Monsieur

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Croque Monsieur’s have long been a favourite of mine, and so when the mister came to visit it was my go to lunch to make for us. The best bit is it take about 20 minutes to make!

You’ll need:

  • 1 baguette (half a baguette per person)
  • A cheese sauce (check my recipe here if you haven’t made one before)
  • Parma ham
  • Extra cheese

To make this slice of heaven, start by slicing your bread into halves and popping your oven on at 180 degrees celcius. Line a baking tray with tin foil – this is one messy recipe!

Chop your cheese into slices and layer it up on the bread and pop one or two slices of parma ham top of the cheese.

Put the other half of the baguette on top to create a sandwich.

Here’s the fun bit: drizzle your cheese sauce over the sandwiches. This is not the time to calorie count: keep pouring your cheese sauce until the sandwich is literally swimming in it.

Put your lovely Croque Monsieur’s into the oven to bake for 10/15 minutes until the sauce is oozing everywhere and it’s started to go a little golden brown.
These are so comforting it’s almost unreal. Cheesy, bready goodness fit for a cold autumnal day. Dreamy.

The cheese inside will have melted and the ham seems to almost melt into it – I have no idea how, but the end result is mouth watering!
Be sure to show me your pics and let me know how it goes!

P.S. I highly recommend having a sous-chef to help you out… Just be sure he doesn’t eat all your cheese sauce!

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  • steve.r hudson

    Great photos, looks great.

  • Thanks! I think this is one you would enjoy!