Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

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Sarah Wiebe 0

"This delicious and classy sandwich works great for breakfast or brunch. I've twisted the traditional recipe by substituting Gouda for Gruyere, adding a splash of white wine to the cheese sauce, and building it on San Francisco-style sourdough bread. To make this sandwich into Croque Madame, top it with a sunny side up egg and a grinding of pepper. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 462 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 462 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 30.1 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir the flour into the butter. Add small portions of the cream and wine alternately, whisking after each addition to thicken before introducing the next amount. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Melt the cheese into the liquid in small amounts, stirring continually. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm until using.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of butter on one side of each slice of bread; spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on the opposite side of each slice. Assemble the sandwiches by placing four slices of bread, buttered side down, into the skillet. Top each slice of bread with two slices of ham folded to completely fit on the bread; spoon equal amounts of the cheese sauce over the ham, reserving some of the sauce for later. Place the remaining slices of bread, mustard side down, atop the ham and cheese. Grill the sandwiches on each side until the bread is an even, golden brown color. Spoon a little of the cheese sauce on top of each sandwich before serving. Garnish each sandwich with 1 teaspoon of parsley.

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Most helpful positive review

This is a great, simple recipe that people will love to eat; it's one of the most popular lunch dishes the the French bistro down the street from my office. Some changes I would make: *Use Swi...

Most helpful critical review

Skip the cream sauce for an authentic french sandwich. top the sandwich with swiss cheese and broil.

This is a great, simple recipe that people will love to eat; it's one of the most popular lunch dishes the the French bistro down the street from my office. Some changes I would make: *Use Swi...

Skip the cream sauce for an authentic french sandwich. top the sandwich with swiss cheese and broil.

Delicious! Brought me back to junior year abroad in Paris and my favorite brunch place near the Tuileries. My only comment to this recipe is the order of business - because of the delicate natu...

I absolutely LOVED this recipe. You should probably use 1/8 of a cup of butter since 1/4 was a tad excessive. Otherwise, the sandwich was delicieux :D

WOW! This recipe is a keeper! This was my first time trying Croque Monsieur of any kind and I loved it. It was very easy to make. After reading some other reviews about how the sauce could be di...

Eh, I dunno...it may just be my inexperience with whisking, but I found the sauce very difficult to make and could not stop it from separating. It was fine--we made French toast instead. I don...

I have had this sandwich in France they made it almost like this with a few extras it was as good as any in France use gruyere cheese inside and put some on top and bake it in a 400 degree oven...

A delectable concoction, I prepared this just as directed. We all love it and I've served it several times. My son usually likes only American cheese, but he doesn't take a pass on this one. I ...

Made as suggested with minimal changes - my girlfriend tells me it's one of the five best dishes she's ever had in her life.