Petits Croque Monsieurs

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Gourmet Game Night

By Cynthia Nims

Published 2010

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A true sitting-at-a-café-in-Pans croque monsieur has delicious melty cheesiness on the outside as well as inside, a fork-and-knife consideration. I’ve taken the cheese completely inside, to make this a tasty but tidy game-friendly sandwich. And I’ve added tomato, which I think always makes grilled cheese more outstanding.


  • 24 slices white cocktail bread
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
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Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Lay 12 of the bread slices on the counter and spread them with half of the butter. Arrange the cheese as neatly and evenly as you can on the butter, then top with the tomato slices. Add the strips of ham, folding them over to fit neatly on the bread.