Croque Monsieur-Hoyle

    32 min

    Croque Monsieur with a difference, eggy bread. The bread is soaked in whisked egg, and sauteed as for French toast, before adding ham and cheese.


    Sussex, England, UK
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    Serves: 1 

    • 2 large eggs
    • 200ml milk
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 slices white bread
    • vegetable oil
    • 2 slices cured ham
    • 150g grated Gruyere cheese
    • mustard (optional)
    • tomato sauce
    • 150g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Break eggs in a bowl, pour in milk, add salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into a flat bowl and dip each slice of bread in until they soak the egg up.
    2. Heat some oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add bread and cook each side until browned and egg is cooked.
    3. Place ham on bread, cover in Gruyere cheese, add mustard and tomato sauce if using, place the other slice of bread on top and cover with Cheddar.
    4. Place in oven for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve.

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    This is really nice, I used cheddar as it was the only cheese I had in the fridge but will do it again using the suggested one.  -  21 Mar 2017