Croque Monsieur

5mins prep.

15mins cooking

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 360g crème fraiche
  • 300g gruyere cheese (grated)
  • 50g Dijon mustard
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 slices thick-cut white bread
  • 8 slices leg ham
  • Oil for cooking

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200˚c.
  2. In a bowl mix the crème fraiche, gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard together then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread a layer of this mixture on one side of two slices of the bread, put a slice of ham on the top of one of the slices and then put the other slice on top with the cheese side facing up.
  4. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread and cheese mixture.
  5. Lay the sandwiches on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Melt a small nob of butter in a hot, non-stick frying pan over medium heat and fry the eggs for 2-3 minutes. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you may need to do this in two or more batches.
  7. Remove the sandwiches from the oven and place under a hot drill until brown.
  8. Serve immediately - or serve with a fried egg on top for a 'Croque Madame'.
RECIPES

Croque Monsieur

5mins prep.

15mins cooking

Serves 8

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

  • 360g crème fraiche
  • 300g gruyere cheese (grated)
  • 50g Dijon mustard
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 slices thick-cut white bread
  • 8 slices leg ham
  • Oil for cooking

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200˚c.
  2. In a bowl mix the crème fraiche, gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard together then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread a layer of this mixture on one side of two slices of the bread, put a slice of ham on the top of one of the slices and then put the other slice on top with the cheese side facing up.
  4. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread and cheese mixture.
  5. Lay the sandwiches on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Melt a small nob of butter in a hot, non-stick frying pan over medium heat and fry the eggs for 2-3 minutes. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you may need to do this in two or more batches.
  7. Remove the sandwiches from the oven and place under a hot drill until brown.
  8. Serve immediately - or serve with a fried egg on top for a 'Croque Madame'.
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