Our favorite French sandwich. Soft brioche or sandwich bread is served with intense Comté cheese and cooked ham, which is all perfectly rounded off by an aromatic mustard sauce. This French classic is as delicious as it is quick and easy to prepare and makes it worth adding to your repertoire! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this Croque Monsieur recipe will transport you to the charming streets of Paris and leave you craving for more.
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. grainy brown mustard
½ tsp. salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
8 brioche bread slices
½ lb. Comté cheese
8 slices cooked ham
4 tsp. Egg Topping
For the Mustard Sauce:
For the Sandwiches:
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in the flour until well blended. Gradually stir in the milk, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly with the whisk. Add the mustard, then season the sauce with the salt and pepper; simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the saucepan from the heat; set aside.
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Toast the brioche slices until golden brown. Cut 4 slices from the Comté cheese, then shred the remaining cheese.
Spread 4 of the bread slices with the Mustard Sauce, then top each with 1 cheese slice and 2 ham slices. Cover with the remaining bread slices to make 4 sandwiches.
Place the sandwiches in a single layer on a baking sheet; sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Remove the sandwiches from the oven. Top with the Egg Topping.
Great Substitute: Prepare recipe using your favorite variety of sliced sandwich bread.
Croque Monsieur vs. Croque Madame
When it comes to classic French sandwiches, the Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame hold a special place in culinary hearts. These delectable creations offer a nice twist on the traditional ham and cheese sandwich, each with its own unique characteristics. We want to tell you the delightful differences between these two iconic French favorites. You have already seen our classic Croque Monsieur recipe. Our Egg Topping provides a delicious final touch with its sesame seeds and tomato flakes.
The Croque Madame takes the classic Croque Monsieur and adds a sunny-side-up fried egg to the mix, transforming it into a truly indulgent treat. The runny yolk, when combined with the creamy sauce and melted cheese, creates a delightful combination that is hard to resist.
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- Serving Size
- 1 serving
- per serving
- 29 grams
- 25 grams
- 34 grams