The Classic French Bistro Sandwich - Croque Monsieur
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
4 servings
My two versions of this classic French café/bistro sandwich - oven baked for large quantities and ease.......or, the traditional frying pan/skillet method! You can always rely upon the French to add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to even the simplest food ...including the humble cheese and ham sandwich. The croque-monsieur (which becomes a croque-madame if you top it with a fried egg) is a great favourite in French cafés & bistros, and there are as many methods of crafting it as there are cafés! This one works for me. But, please be warned ... it's not for calorie-counters, the Cholesterol Police or those of a nervous disposition!!

Categories:  ham , taste~mood , quick , cheese , brunch , french , finger-food , snack , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , belgian , toddler-friendly , <-30-mins , lunch~snacks , european , easy , kid-friendly , sandwich , presentation , pork , meat , to-go... , savory , picnic ,
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Serving Size (33.05 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 203.27 Calories from Fat 206.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.99g 141.51%
Saturated Fat 14.56g 291.26%
Trans Fat 0.93g %
Cholesterol 60.95mg 81.27%
Sodium 182.44mg 30.41%
Total Carbohydrate 0.02g 0.02%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.24g 1.93%
Vitamin A 708.47IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 6.91mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
gruyere cheese, fresh ground black pepper