Simple Croque Monsieur

This really is the ultimate ham and cheese toasty and is so delicious and crunchy you can whip one up in no time.  I use either Swiss or Dutch cheese – my local deli sells thinly sliced fresh Dutch Maasdam, a Swiss type cheese, which is ideal and melts beautifully and has a lovely nutty flavour.

I add a bit of extra flavour by using Olive Sourdough bread which is our favourite…  Serve with a green salad for lunch – it’s just perfect…

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur 2

Croque Monsieur 3


4 slices of thick cut sour dough bread

4 slices of fresh ham off the bone

4 slices of thinly sliced Swiss or Dutch cheese

2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard

Butter to spread



Butter the slices of bread liberally on one side

Place 2 slices on tray lined with baking paper, butter side down

Spread the Dijon mustard on the slices and top with generous amount of ham and cheese

Top the second slices of bread butter side up

Bake in a 200c fan-forced oven until the cheese has melted and bread has become golden brown

If the bread isn’t brown enough pop under the grill for a minute to brown the top

Slice each sandwich into 3 pieces and serve



Bon Appetit!  🙂



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