Croque-monsieur complet

Croque-monsieur complet
This is a "full Monty" version of the traditional French toasted sandwich: the bread is dipped in beaten egg with cream before cooking, rather like pain perdu, to make the fried bread rich and moist.

The French term "complet" here means "with everything": egg, ham and cheese.
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Last modified on: June 14th 2015

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Croque-monsieur complet

Fry the ham

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan on high heat.

When really hot, fry the slices of ham on both sides, in batches if necessary.

Stage 2
Croque-monsieur complet

Dip the bread

Prepare the slices of bread by removing the crust, if you prefer, then lay them out in pairs, so that you have top and bottom slices side by side.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur complet
Mix 2 Eggs and 30 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Croque-monsieur complet
Pour the beaten egg-cream mixture into a plate or shallow dish.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur complet
Dip the bottom slice briefly into the mixture...

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur complet
... then lay it dipped side downwards.

Place a slice of ham and your chosen cheese on top.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Croque-monsieur complet
Dip another slice into the egg-cream mixture and lay on top of the croque, dipped side upwards.

Make all the croque sandwiches like this, lying them on a baking sheet or chopping board as you go.

Stage 8 - 6 min.
Croque-monsieur complet

Fry the croque-monsieur

Pour 4 tablespoons oil into the same frying pan as you used for the ham, on medium heat.

When really hot, fry the croque-monsieur for about 3 minutes on each side...

Stage 9
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...until nicely browned.

Serve hot with a green salad on the side.
The cheese should preferably be sliced thinly or grated.
Should be eaten immediately, once cooked, but freezes well uncooked..
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,713 Kcal or 7,172 Kj96 gr271 gr155 gr
86 %37 %26 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
200 Kcal or 837 Kj11 gr32 gr18 gr
10 %4 %3 %3 %
Per croque
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
428 Kcal or 1,792 Kj24 gr68 gr39 gr
21 %9 %6 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 croques : 3.37 €
  • Per croque : 0.84 €

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