- 2 thin slices ham
- 50g Monterey Jack or cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
- 2 chunky slices bread, such as sourdough
- 2 tbsp butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 1 egg
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- handful salad, to serve
Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and put oven on low. Put the ham and cheese between the bread slices and press to seal, then spread half the butter on the outside of the sandwich on both sides.
Fry in the pan, pressing down with a fish slice, for 1-2 mins until golden then flip and cook the other side. Keep warm in the oven. Melt remaining butter in the pan and fry egg for 1-2 mins until cooked. Top the croque with the egg and serve with salad.
Make it different
Quick Italian toastie - Use Parma ham, 50g torn mozzarella and a few sun-dried tomatoes, and skip the egg – great with a rocket salad dressed with olive oil.