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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: May 15th 2016

For 4 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.47 min.1 hour 11 min.
Preservation: Best eaten immediately, but can be reheated.
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Step by step recipe

1 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).
3 min.
2 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #2Melt 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.
3 min.
3 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #3

Prepare the creamed leeks


Prepare 3 leeks and chop finely.
10 min.
4 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #4Prepare 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.
2 min.
5 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #5Add the chopped leeks, salt and pepper again and mix well.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes covered...
3 min.
6 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #6...then add 150 ml cream and leave uncovered on low heat to reduce. 7 min.
7 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #7You should end up with a creamy leek "fondue" of fairly thick consistency.

Set aside.
8 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.
5 min.
9 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.
10 min.
10 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.
2 min.
11 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #11Top with a layer of creamed leeks. 3 min.
12 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #12Then a slice of fried ham. 2 min.
13 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #13Finish by adding a second slice of bread, buttered side outwards. 1 min.
14 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.
20 min.
15 Croque-monsieur gourmand : Photo of step #15Serve 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
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
18837501 gr3551 gr292 gr
942 %193 %335 %44 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
107629 gr203 gr17 gr
54 %11 %19 %3 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4125 gr887 gr72 gr
235 %48 %84 %11 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 pieces : 5.21 €
Per piece : 1.30 €

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Source: Home made.
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