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Croque Monsieur French toast

Recipe from: 08 September 2012

Ingredients 16
Servings 2
Time 00:10


  • cheese filling:
  • 1
    tub cream cheese
  • 1/2
    grated gruyere cheese
  • 1
    spring onion - finely chopped
  • 1
    small handful of chives - chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4
    slices gypsy ham
  • 8
    slices of ciabatta or sour dough
  • egg mixture:
  • 6
  • 1/4
  • 3
    chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5
  • 15
    cooking oil
  • garnish: rocket


Mix the cheese filling ingredients together until well combined. Season to taste.

Generously spread the filling onto the slices of ciabatta and place a slice of ham on 4 slices. Press them together to make 4 ham and cheese sandwiches.

Beat the eggs, milk and chives together and season. Add the butter and oil to the pan and heat until bubbling.

Dip 2 sandwiches in the egg mixture (allow them to absorb lots of egg) and fry over moderate heat until golden on each side (about 45 seconds a side) and the filling begins to melt. Remove and place on paper towel and fry the rest.

Keep the others warm by placing in a warmer drawer or a low oven. Serve hot and garnish with some rocket.

Reprinted with permission of Bits of Carey. To see more recipes, click here.

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