Croque-monsieur gourmand


Croque-monsieur gourmand
This "gourmand" (or "greedy") version of the traditional French toasted sandwich has 3 fillings: fried potato slices, creamed leeks and fried ham.
22,8374.8/5 for 25 ratings
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Last modified on: May 15th 2016

For 4 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 pieces 4 pieces 8 pieces 12 pieces

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.47 min.1 hour 11 min.
Keeping: Best eaten immediately, but can be reheated.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #1

Prepare the bread


Prepare 8 slices bread. If you are using a sandwich-type loaf or long French-style bread stick, leave the slices whole. If using a larger loaf, cut the slices in half (like in the photos).

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #2
Melt 40 g butter, then use a brush to coat one side of the bread with melted butter.

Arrange the slices on a baking sheet, buttered side downwards.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #3

Prepare the creamed leeks


Prepare 3 leeks and chop finely.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #4
Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.

Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a large frying pan and when really hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #5
Add the chopped leeks, salt and pepper again and mix well.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes covered...

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #6
...then add 150 ml cream and leave uncovered on low heat to reduce.

Stage 7
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #7
You should end up with a creamy leek "fondue" of fairly thick consistency.

Set aside.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #8

Fry the ham


Fry 4 slices smoked ham for 1 or 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned.

Set aside.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #9

Fry the potatoes


Slice 250 g cooked potato into thin rounds and pan-fry on both sides in 4 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #10

Assemble the croque-monsieurs

Preheat the oven at 390°F (200°C).

Arrange a layer of fried potatoes on half the slices of bread.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #11
Top with a layer of creamed leeks.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #12
Then a slice of fried ham.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #13
Finish by adding a second slice of bread, buttered side outwards.

Stage 14 - 20 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #14

Brown the croque-monsieurs


Cook the corque-monsieurs in the oven for about 20 minutes until the bread is nicely browned on top.

Stage 15
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #15
Serve piping hot on its own or with a little lettuce "chiffonade".

Remarks

You can use grilled bacon or fried lardons instead of the ham, if you prefer.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,797 Kcal or 15,897 Kj73 gr367 gr224 gr
190 %28 %35 %34 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
217 Kcal or 909 Kj4 gr21 gr13 gr
11 %2 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
949 Kcal or 3,973 Kj18 gr92 gr56 gr
47 %7 %9 %8 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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