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A Lighter Croque Monsieur

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“Similar to a Monte Cristo, a croque monsieur is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in egg batter and then cooked in a skillet. This version is more like stuffed French Toast than a sandwich. Keep the finished ones warm in a 200 degree oven while you're cooking the others. This recipe comes from The Best of Cooking Light.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices French bread (1 1/2 ounce slices)
  • 4 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 6 ounces deli reduced-fat ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices lowfat swiss cheese (1 ounce slices)
  • 12 cup nonfat milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • cooking spray


  1. Cut a slit in each bread slice to form a pocket. Spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard into each bread pocket. Divide ham and cheese evenly among bread pockets.
  2. Combine milk and egg whites in a shallow bowl, stirring with a whisk. Dip sandwiches, 1 at a time, in milk mixture, turning to coat.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches and cook 3 minutes on each side or until sandwiches are golden brown. Repeat the procedure with the remaining sandwiches.

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