Genoese croque-monsieur

Genoese croque-monsieur
Here is an Italian version of the famous French toasted sandwich: a croque-monsieur from Genoa.

The two slices of fried bread hold together scrambled egg, pesto and grated Parmesan.
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Last modified on: July 22th 2018

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For 2 croque-monsieurs, you will need:

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17 min.3 min.4 min.24 min.
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Break 3 eggs into a large bowl, salt and pepper, then whisk to break them up.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a small fryting pan on medium heat.

When good and hot, pour in the beaten eggs and cook, drawing the edges in towards the middle.

Stop as soon as the eggs are barely cooked. They should be scrambled but still soft and, above all, not too dry.

Set aside to keep hot.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Butter one side of 4 slices Sandwich bread.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Lay the slices in a frying pan on high heat, butter side downwards and cook until the underside is nicely browned.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Divide the scrambled egg between half the slices, add a tablespoon of pesto and top with grated Parmesan.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur
Lay the remaining slices on top, turn off the heat and leave in the pan for another 2 or 3 minutes to heat everything through.

Stage 7
Genoese croque-monsieur
Serve whole or cut in half diagonally.
If you don't have Parmesan, use any other grated cheese you like.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,640 Kcal or 6,866 Kj170 gr680 gr232 gr
82 %65 %64 %35 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
315 Kcal or 1,319 Kj33 gr131 gr45 gr
16 %13 %12 %7 %
Per croque-monsieur
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
820 Kcal or 3,433 Kj85 gr340 gr116 gr
41 %33 %32 %18 %
% 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 2 croque-monsieurs : 4.03 €
  • Per croque-monsieur : 2.02 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano)Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spring Bread, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Meatballs, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, Tomato foccacia, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Potato and broccoli gratin, "Moelleux" cake batter, Lime (or lemon) curd, Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Croque-monsieur, Pain perdu, Eggs Benedict , Grilled cheese, Spinach Croque-monsieur , ... All
PestoPesto: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian toast, Roasted leeks with pesto, Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart, Seb's Italian-style aperitif slices, Spinach and Mushrooms with Pesto, ... All
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