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Enjoy this toastie, combining brioche eggy bread, stringy mozzarella cheese and ham.
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4.86 from 27 votes

Easy toasted ham and cheese sandwich (Cheat's Croque Monsieur)

Lift a run of the mill ham and cheese sandwich with this easy ham and cheese toastie, combining brioche eggy bread, stringy mozzarella cheese and ham.
Servings: 1 sandwich
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 slices brioche bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 slices Princes canned ham
  • 20 g mozzarella - sliced
  • 20 g hard cheese (e.g. cheddar) - sliced
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • butter - for frying

Instructions

  • Beat the egg and milk together in a flat bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste, and soak the brioche – one side of each slice only. 
  • Assemble the sandwich, with the soaked sides of bread outwards; a layer of ham topped by the cheese. 
  • Fry gently over a medium heat until golden and the cheese has started to melt. Eat immediately! 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 388mg | Sodium: 1633mg | Potassium: 289mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British, French
Keyword: Easy Croque Monsieur