Croque monsieur

Croque monsieur: The ultimate snack. Image Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

Croque monsieur – An indulgent French toastie

Enjoy this French toastie oozing cheese and flavour. Croque monsieur is the ultimate midweek snack.

Croque monsieur

Croque monsieur: The ultimate snack. Image Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

If you are looking for a quick, satisfying snack, this croque monsieur is just the bite for you. It is an indulgent French toastie, traditionally served with the crusts cut off and molten cheese oozing from all sides.

Croque monsieur is simple to prepare but so delicious that you will want to enjoy it at least once a week. This recipe is a favourite at Hotel 41 in the United Kingdom which is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection known for its excellent accommodation and mouth-watering dishes. Now that we have the recipe, we can whip it together in a few minutes in South Africa too.

So, next time you only have a few minutes to prepare a quick bite, this croque monsieur is your answer. It is ready in just a few minutes but tastes out of this world. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried this appetising croque sandwich.

Croque monsieur recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

serving
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large good quality granary bread

  • 2 – 3 slices smoked cooked ham

  • 2 – 3 slices cheddar cheese

  • 10 g butter, room temperature

Method

  • Butter the bread on both sides, making sure it is generously spread into all four corners.
  • Layer the ham and cheese slices over one slice of bread, and cover with the other to create a sandwich.
  • Place the sandwich under a grill for two to three minutes to toast until golden, then remove.
  • Cut off the crusts.
  • Divide the sandwich into four squares to serve.

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