Croque Monsieur

I made a fancy-schmancy French-style grilled cheese called Croque Monsieur. My recipe is slightly modified from the one I found on the Spruce Eats, in that I used Camembert instead of Gruyere and Black Forest tavern ham.


  • 14 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 ounce Black Forest tavern ham
  • Camembert
  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)

While the first side of the sandwich was under the broiler I realised that cooking the one side for 5 minutes would burn the whole grain bread. I reduced the grilling time to 3 minutes.

Steps to Make It
* Preheat the broiler to the lowest heat setting.
* Evenly divide and spread the mustard on 2 slices of bread.
* Place a few slices of ham, followed by the Camembert, on the mustard-side of the bread.
* Cover the cheese with the remaining slices of bread and spread the butter on the outside surfaces of the sandwiches.
* Place the sandwiches on an ungreased baking sheet and broil for about 3 minutes, and continue cooking until they are crispy and golden brown, about 3 additional minutes.

17 February, 2020 | Croque Monsier | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR | f/8.0 | ISO 800

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.