Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur Recipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Similar to a Monte Cristo, a croque monsieur is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in egg batter then cooked in a skillet. This version is like a savory stuffed French toast. Keep the finished ones warm in a 200° oven while cooking the others.


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 293
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 22.3 g
Carbohydrate 27.9 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 649 mg
Calcium 475 mg


4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices French bread
4 teaspoons honey mustard
6 ounces reduced-fat deli ham, thinly sliced
4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1/2 cup fat-free milk
3 large egg whites
Cooking spray


Cut a slit in each bread slice to form a pocket. Spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard into each bread pocket. Divide ham and cheese evenly among bread pockets.

Combine milk and egg whites in a shallow bowl, stirring with a whisk. Dip sandwiches, 1 at a time, in milk mixture, turning to coat.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches.

April 2002
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