Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 6 mins

French Bistro sandwich that you wish you had thought of! Delightful change of pace from a traditional grilled cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, stir together Gruyère, sour cream and mustard, and spread mixture evenly over 2 bread slices.
  2. Top with ham and cover each with remaining bread.
  3. Spread tops of sandwiches lightly with 2 tablespoons butter. Invert sandwiches into large skillet; spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter on remaining 2 bread slices.
  4. Grill sandwiches over moderate to high heat, turning them once, 6 to 8 minutes, or until they are golden brown on both sides and cheese has melted.


Most Helpful

I wish I had thought of this one. A real delight

Mo Blair December 09, 2006

Lovely! Really lovely. I have had many Croque Monsieur's in my time, but none have included the sour cream in the cheese/mustard mixture. I think it is an inspired touch, keeping everything moist and compact and adding great flavour, as well. I used a Greek, smoke-cured ham and my daughter and I enjoyed this with carrot sticks and broccoli trees.

evelyn/athens July 31, 2006

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