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.
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Last modified on: March 6th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:GreedyToasted sandwichPotatoesCreamed leeksGrilled ham
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14 min.35 min.49 min.
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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 - 5 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #3

Fry the ham


Fry ing6 for 1 or 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #4

Fry the potatoes


Slice ing7 into thin rounds and pan-fry on both sides in ing8.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #5

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 6 - 3 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #6
Top with a layer of creamed leeks.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #7
Then a slice of fried ham.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #8
Finish by adding a second slice of bread, buttered side outwards.

Stage 9 - 20 min.
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #9

Brown the croque-monsieurs


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

Stage 10
Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #10
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.
Keeping
Best eaten immediately, but can be reheated.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,522 Kcal or 6,372 Kj59 gr322 gr154 gr
76 %23 %30 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj6 gr30 gr14 gr
7 %2 %3 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
381 Kcal or 1,595 Kj15 gr80 gr38 gr
19 %6 %8 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 pieces : 3.54 €
  • Per piece : 0.89 €

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Source
Home made.
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