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.
32,1554.1/5 for 7 ratings
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Last modified on: May 24th 2015

For 4 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 pieces 4 pieces 8 pieces 12 pieces

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.20 min.45 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately, once cooked, but freezes well uncooked..
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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
2,064 Kcal or 8,642 Kj81 gr173 gr117 gr
103 %31 %16 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
208 Kcal or 871 Kj8 gr17 gr12 gr
10 %3 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
516 Kcal or 2,160 Kj20 gr43 gr29 gr
26 %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: Parcels of fish fillet in spinach, Spinach Omelette, Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Mornay, Leek and Mimolette tart, Thin endive tart, Quick stuffed courgettes, Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin slices with spinach, Moussaka, Italian style gratin, Leek and Mimolette tart, Harvest Gratin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bechamel sauce, Spinach Omelette, Fish in white wine, The total turnip, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), ... All

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