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

For 2 croque-monsieurs, you will need:

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17 min.3 min.4 min.24 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur : Photo of step #1
Break 3 eggs into a large bowl, salt and pepper, then whisk to break them up.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Genoese croque-monsieur : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
Butter one side of 4 slices Sandwich bread.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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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.
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Divide the scrambled egg between half the slices, add a tablespoon of pesto and top with grated Parmesan.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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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
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Serve whole or cut in half diagonally.


If you don't have Parmesan, use any other grated cheese you like.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,903 Kcal or 7,967 Kj63 gr78 gr148 gr
95 %24 %7 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
366 Kcal or 1,532 Kj12 gr15 gr29 gr
18 %5 %1 %4 %
Per croque-monsieur
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
951 Kcal or 3,982 Kj31 gr39 gr74 gr
48 %12 %4 %11 %
% 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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Home made.

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Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tomato tatin, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Coriander and cashew nut pesto, Pesto crackers, Tomato foccacia, ... All
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