Croque Monsieur

Classic made Easy.

For me Croque Monsieur is a posh version of cheese on toast. If your fed up if the average cheese on toast and want to spice things up literally then this is a perfect easy dish for you to try.

The classic Croque Monsieur consists of:

2 Slices of Bread

80g Gruyere Cheese

2 tsp of Dijon Mustard

2 Slices of Ham

30g Unsalted Butter

The original recipe is absolutely delicious. To make, spread the mustard on one slice of the bread then fill with the cheese and the ham. Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread. Heat the frying pan with the butter, melt until it starts to bubble. Add the sandwich to the pan and fry on either side until golden brown on each side. Once golden brown, transfer from the pan to the oven until the cheese has melted. Cut in half and enjoy a french beauty.

If you don’t have Gruyere Cheese or an easier option.

2 Slices of Bread (i prefer thick white)

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

2 Slices of Ham

80g Cheddar Cheese

A spread of butter on each slice

The classic Croque Monsieur dish in my opinion is faultless and is why it is a classic. But if you want a less time consuming recipe, don’t have the right cheese or simply don’t want to wash up the pan, here is an alternative easy recipe.

Add both slices of bread to the toaster, cook until golden. Spread the butter on one side on each slice, then the mustard. Top with the ham and the cheese and transfer to the grill. Once the cheese has melted, slice and enjoy!


(TIP: I tend to eat them as open sandwiches as they can be dry)