Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur
  • Time 15 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 slices of bread cut from a traditional white sandwich loaf
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 100 g / 3½ oz Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar, finely grated
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 30 g / 1 oz butter
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  2. Thinly spread a little mustard on each slice of bread. Divide half the cheese between two of the bread slices. Top each with a slice of ham and finish with the remaining cheese. Sandwich together with the other 2 slices of bread.
  3. In a large frying pan with an ovenproof handle, heat the butter until foaming, and fry the sandwiches for 2 minutes on each side, until golden.
  4. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 4-5 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  5. Cut the sandwich in half and serve immediately.