Mini croque monsieur & madame

Mini croque monsieur & madame

Posh Toast
20 mins

Gruyère guarantees a melting texture here while the inauthentically Italian Parmesan adds welcome cheesiness.


Quantity Ingredient
24 thin slices baguette
50g butter
25g plain flour
185ml milk
25g parmesan, finely grated
75g gruyere, finely grated
freshly grated nutmeg
dijon mustard, for spreading
6 slices good-quality wafer-thin smoked ham
drizzle sunflower oil, (optional)
6 quail’s eggs, (optional)
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking tray. First make the béchamel. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and brush one side of each slice with a little butter. Keep the pan on the heat and stir in the flour until a paste has formed. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking all the time, then bring to a simmer and let it bubble for 2 minutes. Stir through the Parmesan and 25g of the Gruyère until melted. Grate over a little nutmeg, then taste and season.
  2. Heat the grill. Pop the bread slices under the grill and toast for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Take half the slices from the tray and set aside. Turn over the slices on the tray and spread with a little mustard. Tear the ham and divide between the slices, then top with the remaining Gruyère. Pop under the grill until the cheese has just melted. Place the reserved slices of baguette, untoasted side down, on top and push down gently. Spoon over the béchamel and return to the grill until bubbling. Leave to cool a little before serving.
  3. To turn half of the toasted sandwiches into croques madames, heat a little oil in a frying pan. Crack in the quail’s eggs and fry until the whites are set, then pop on top of the sandwiches.
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again