Appetizer | Finger food | Meat and fish

Don’t judge a book by its cover because those Croque-Monsieurs are delicious!

January 30, 2014

There are some food that, even if there are tasty, it is hard to make them look appetizing…   The Croque-Monsieur that follow is not the most appealing one.  Plus, my picture is not recent, I would have done it differently maybe but still… not that good looking.  I am working on it!  Certain meals or dessert are sometimes difficult to take a picture of but it is my role to make you want to try them.  One that one, I hope you will give those Croque-Monsieur a try, sooo worth it!

Now that you know how to do a bechamel, it is going to be an easy and quick recipe!  And, since it is Superbowl season and finger are trendy, you HAVE to give it a chance.

Croque-Monsieur (1)

You can enjoy the yumminess with a bowl of soup in winter or a nice salad in summer!  See?  You really have no excuses to ignore this recipe…

Enjoy it because we will 🙂



Yield: 8 Croque-Monsieurs


  • - 8 slices of bread
  • - 4 big slices of ham or 8 small ones
  • - Butter
  • - Shredded cheddar to taste
  • For the bechamel:
  • - 60g of butter
  • - 60g of flour
  • - 1 cup of milk
  • - Salt and pepper to taste


  1. - Display your 8 toasts on a baking sheet, apply a thin layer of butter on each of them.  Add a slice of ham (that is about the same size of your bread) on it.
  2. - Prepare your bechamel: make a “roux”: Melt the butter and mix with the flavor to get kind of paste. It is a base to the bechamel.   Then, you will have you milk gradually not to get any lump, add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. - Pour some bechamel on each ham, spread it nicely. 
  4. - Sprinkle cheese on top, a lot!  This is how we like it!  Normally, it would be Emmental but well... I adapted the recipe Canadian style eh!
  5. - Cook in the oven 15-20 minutes at 350F.

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