Croque monsieur


A delicious hot sandwich. Serve with French green salad for a light meal.


2 sli ham (cooked ham, thick slices)
4 sli bread (white bread, crust removed)
2 oz cheese (Gruyere cheese, 2 slices or 1/2 cup grated)
2 T butter


  1. Take a slice of bread and butter lightly one side. Place ham slice on the buttered side and cheese slice on top of ham. Finish with a second buttered bread slice, butter side down, to make a sandwich. Press firmly to help hold the sandwich together.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter Fry sandwich in butter for 3-5 minutes each side, until golden and crisp on both sides.
  3. While first sandwich is cooking, make a second sandwich. Once the first one is cooked, add more butter to the pan and fry the second.


Grated cheese melts faster. Substitute 1 cheese slice with 1/4 cup grated cheese.

Sprinkle grated cheese on top of the sandwich just before serving.

2 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes