Quick croque monsieur

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Croque monsieur
Croque monsieur
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Woman's Weekly recipe Looking for a tasty alternative to cheese on toast? Whip up this quick and easy croque monsieur as the perfect meal or snack for the whole family.


  • 40g (1½ oz) butter, softened
  • 4 thick slices white bread
  • 1 heaped tsp plain flour
  • 5tbsp milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • 75g (2½oz) Comte or Emmental cheese (available from supermarkets), grated
  • 4 slices oak-smoked ham, or gammon

Woman's Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon says: If you haven’t time to make the cheese sauce, spread some mustard on the bread, then pile up with grated cheese and then the ham.


  1. Butter all 4 slices of bread on just one side with half the butter and put them (butter-side down) on a board.
  2. Melt the rest of the butter in a small pan over a medium heat and add the flour, stir gently until blended. Then add the milk gradually to make a thick sauce.
  3. Take off the heat, add the egg yolk, mustard and grated cheese and beat until smooth.
  4. Spread a little of the cheese mixture thinly over 2 unbuttered sides of the bread and spread the rest thickly on the other 2 slices. Fold the slices of ham and arrange them on top of the thickly-spread slices. Then place the other slices of bread on top of each, buttered side up, to make sandwiches. Press down lightly.
  5. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and cook sandwiches for about 3 mins each side, until golden and crisp. Take out and cut into triangles. Serve immediately. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 572(kcal)
  • Fat 34.0g
  • Saturates 20.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Anne Kellegher

This sounds yummy!

Veg Tom

This worked really well with mushrooms of ham to make it veggie

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