English Muffin Croque Monsieur

Serves many Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes   Rated:

  1. Croque Monsieur: The Croque Monsieur is a classic French sandwich (usually) made with two slices of crusty bread. Traditionally, it is filled with ham and cheese, often Emmental or Gruyère. The sandwich is then grilled or toasted until the cheese is melted and the bread turns golden and crispy. The name "Croque Monsieur" translates to "Mister Crunch" or "Mister Crispy" in English.
  2. Croque Madame: The Croque Madame is a slight variation of the Croque Monsieur, and it is essentially a Croque Monsieur with a fried or poached egg on top. The addition of the egg is what distinguishes the Croque Madame from its counterpart. The egg represents the "hat" of Madame, giving it a playful and distinctive appearance. The yolk of the egg adds richness and flavor to the sandwich, making it even more satisfying!

With apologies to the French, we have again used a couple of our amazing recipes to combine into this one new recipe! We are all about you using this site to its full potential. Voila, the English Muffins recipe, meeting Tenina's Crazy Good Bechamel Sauce recipe. Add a little butter, add a little cheese and ham! What is not to love?
If you wanted two recipes for the price of one, this is it. Add a fried/poached egg on top and you are literally tipping your hat to the Croque Madame. Now don't say I never give you anything!

Bon Snack Appetit.

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You need to fully premake the muffins and bechamel sauce in advance. As both of those things keep well in the fridge or freezer, this is the perfect prep ahead recipe!


Preheat oven to 180°C.


Split the muffins and fry the outsides in a little butter until golden and fragrant. Make sure you use a frying pan that can be transferred to the oven without any problems.


Spread one side of the muffin with cold bechamel sauce and the other side with dijon mustard. Load up the dijon spread muffin with ham and add a little more bechamel. Top with cheese and the other muffin half and spread some more bechamel on the top.


Return each muffin to the frying pan and cook on a medium low heat until well heated. Sprinkle some grated parmesan on top and place entire frying pan into the oven for around 10 minutes or until golden and toasty and cheese is all melted!



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