Friday 25 March 2022


Croque Monsieur

Makes 1 Croque Monsieur


Croque Monsieur:
1. 2 piece of wholewheat toast bread
2. 1 slice of ham
3. 4 TBS Béchamel cheese sauce
4. 25g Gruyére cheese grated
5. 4 slices of tomato (optional)

Béchamel cheese sauce:
1. 1 TBS butter
2. 1 TBS wholewheat flour
3. 1 tsp Djion mustard
4. 50g Gruyére cheese grated
5. 200ml fresh milk 0.1% fat
6. 1 dash of nutmeg (optional)


Béchamel cheese sauce:

1. In a pot, heat 1 tablespoon butter until melt and fragrant.
2. Add 1 tablespoon flour and stir until combined and no bump.
3. Add 200ml milk and stir until combined and the sauce thickened to the desired consistency.
4. Add 1 teaspoon of Djion mustard and mix well.
5. Add a dash of nutmeg (optional).
6. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Croque Monsieur:
1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degree Celsius.
2. Toast bread in a toaster (optional).
3. In a baking tray laid with baking paper, place two slices of bread.
4. Add a slice of ham and tomato on a slice of the bread, then spread 2 tablespoons of Béchamel cheese sauce on it.
5. Add the other slice of bread on top of it.
6. Spread 2 tablespoons of Béchamel cheese sauce on it.
7. Sprinkle 25g of grated Gruyére cheese on top of the bread.
8. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is golden.
9. If you wish to have Croque Madame, just add an sunny-side up egg on top of the bread.

Additional Information:
We recently went to Paris for a long weekend, and after coming home, the family is still craving for the French Croque Monsieur. The Béchamel cheese sauce is essential that gives the taste of Croque Monsieur. I tried to cut-corner and make a fast sandwich without the cheese sauce and it didn't taste good. But with the cheese sauce, it tasted heavenly, just like the one we had in France.


Of all the toast bread sold in the supermarkets here, this multigrain bread is the one that is the most tasty and nutritious - higher fiber and protein content as shown below.

This is the ham we used, which can be purchased from Netto.

To make the Béchamel cheese sauce, melt a tablespoon of butter in a sauce pan on medium-high heat.

Add 1 tablespoon of the wholewheat flour and

stir well.

Add 200m of fresh milk and

stir well
until combined.

Add 1 teaspoon of Djion mustard and

mix well.

Add salt and

Add pepper and mix well.

Add 50g of Gruyére cheese and

mix well

until the cheese is melted and combined. It will be a little lumpy, but don't worry about it.

I like to toast the bread in a toaster first, but it is optional.

Place 2 slices of toast bread on a baking sheet laid with baking paper.

On one slice of bread, add a slice of ham.

Add slices of tomato.

Spread a thick layer of Béchamel cheese sauce on top.

approx. 2 tablespoons

Add the other slice of bread on top.

Then once again, spread a thick layer of Béchamel cheese sauce about 2 tablespoons on top.

until all spread out.

Add 25g of grated Gruyére cheese on top.

Bake in the oven at 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes or until golden on top.

Now it's done :-)

Transfer to a plate :-)

Add a fried egg if you wish for Croque Madame. This is the Croque Madame we tried in Paris with a fried egg on top :-)

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