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Croque monsieur

Croque monsieur recipe

Cheese on toast. You can’t beat it. That is, unless you double deck it and add some ham - then call it a croque monsieur. I’ve enjoyed these a lot in French cafes, but they’re really easy to cook at home, and are just a little bit more fancy than cheese on toast. Great for a lazy brunch, or quick snack.

Serves 2

  • 4 slices granary bread
  • medium-stong cheddar cheese, grated
  • butter
  • 4-6 slices of ham
  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper

Heat your grill to a medium-high heat, and toast all the bread on one side. Remove the bread from the grill, and butter each piece on the non-toasted side. Lay a couple of pieces of ham on two pieces of the buttered bread, then cover with grated cheese and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Place back under the grill and heat until the cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from the grill.

Put the two remaining pieces of toast on each of the cheese toasties, buttered side up. Add a slice of ham and cover with grated cheese. Splash a little more Worcestershire sauce on top, season with salt and pepper, then return to the grill. Heat until the cheese bubbles and turns golden.

Enjoy with a cup of tea, and maybe a little more Worcestershire sauce.

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  1. Pop a poach egg on top and you have a Croque Madame.

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