Spinach Croque-monsieur


Spinach Croque-monsieur
A croque-monsieur is a French toasted sandwich. Here, the 2 slices of buttered bread are filled with bechamel sauce, hard-boiled eggs, blanched spinach and melted cheese.

The assembled sandwich is popped in the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
36,5564.1/5 for 7 ratings
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Last modified on: May 24th 2015

To serve 4 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 pieces 4 pieces 8 pieces 12 pieces

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Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately, once cooked, but freezes well uncooked..

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 4 min.
Spinach Croque-monsieur  : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter the 8 slices Sandwich bread on one side.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Spread bechamel sauce on the other side of each slice.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Put the cooked spinach on top...

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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...then slices of hard-boiled egg.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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Finish with the cheese: grated, sliced very thinly (if using a soft-paste cheese that melts easily, like Saint-Nectaire) or runny "hamburger" cheese.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Cover with a second slice of bread, butter side outwards.

Prepare all the sandwiches like this and arrange on a baking sheet.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Toast in the oven for about 20 minutes until browned and the cheese has melted.

Stage 8
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Serve hot with a little salad on the side.

Remarks

You can use different breads, such as seeded or wholemeal, rather than ordinary white sliced bread, which is often rather tasteless. If the bread you are using has crusts, trim these off with a serrated knife.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,000 Kcal or 8,374 Kj81 gr173 gr117 gr
100 %31 %16 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
202 Kcal or 846 Kj8 gr17 gr12 gr
10 %3 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
500 Kcal or 2,093 Kj20 gr43 gr29 gr
25 %8 %4 %4 %
% 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.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked spinachCooked spinach: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Mornay, Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Spinach fritters, Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sausage buckwheat pancakes, Chard and potato gratin, Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta, Potato and two ham gratin, Quiche Lorraine, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin slices with spinach, Scallops au gratin, Bolognaise lasagne, Moussaka, Italian style gratin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prevent butter burning during cooking, Mushrooms on toast, French style, "Buttonhole" quail eggs, Lille style chicken, Smooth mixed vegetable soup, ... All

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