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.
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Last modified on: May 24th 2015

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Step by step recipe

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

Butter the 8 slices Sandwich bread on one side.

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

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

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

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Spinach Croque-monsieur
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.
Spinach Croque-monsieur
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.
Spinach Croque-monsieur
Toast in the oven for about 20 minutes until browned and the cheese has melted.

Stage 8
Spinach Croque-monsieur
Serve hot with a little salad on the side.
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.
Should be eaten immediately, once cooked, but freezes well uncooked..
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,225 Kcal or 5,129 Kj81 gr173 gr117 gr
61 %31 %16 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
124 Kcal or 519 Kj8 gr17 gr12 gr
6 %3 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
306 Kcal or 1,281 Kj20 gr43 gr29 gr
15 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 pieces : 4.01 €
  • Per piece : 1.00 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked spinachCooked spinach: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Crispy spinach rolls, Spinach and cashew brik rolls, Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie, Spinach Mornay, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ham "friand" pie, Spinach Mornay, Small green vegetables in Mornay sauce, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Oxtail Parmentier, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Small green vegetables in Mornay sauce, Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, Gratin slices with spinach, Italian style gratin, Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Marchand de vin sauce, Tomato tatin, Lime crémeux, Loaf for "les filles'", Cramique, ... All
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