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Croque Monsieur

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

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Serves 1

The Croque Monsieur is "The Big Cheese" of Ham and Cheese toasties, and they are quick and delicious meals for rushed nights for you, or the kids. TO SERVE 1:

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  • Any type of hard cheese: eg, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Gruyere.
  • 2 slices of bread (preferably white)
  • 2-3 slices of cooked ham (like the stuff for sandwiches)
  • Salt/Pepper~Optional
  • Mustard~Optional
  • Chives to serve~Optional


  1. To toast the bread, place the slices on a baking sheet or rack and bake for 5 minutes. Turn each slice and bake for another 2 minutes, until toasted and golden~brown
  2. If using, gently brush half of the now toasted bread with the mustard.
  3. Add a slice of ham to each, and sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Top with another piece of toasted bread. Slather the tops with the remaining cheese, and bake the sandwiches for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot, and if you like, use a dash of the salt/pepper as a mild flavouring. Also if using, sprinkle the chives on top.

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