Easy Air Fryer Croque Monsieur Recipe for Quick Meals

Welcome to our air fryer recipe series! Today, we're excited to share a delicious recipe for **croque monsieur sandwiches** that you can easily make in your air fryer. This French classic is a simple yet indulgent treat that's perfect for a quick meal or a cozy snack. Let's get started!

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Preparation time:

15 minutes




  • 4 slices of bread
  • 8 slices of ham
  • 4 slices of cheese (Gruyère or Emmental)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to follow:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for 2 minutes to create a roux.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking constantly. Continue cooking and whisking until the mixture thickens to make a béchamel sauce. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread Dijon mustard on one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese on the mustard-coated side of 2 bread slices. Top with the remaining bread slices.
  5. Spread the prepared béchamel sauce on top of each sandwich.
  6. Air fry the sandwiches for 6-8 minutes until they are golden and the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from the air fryer and let them cool for a minute before serving.

Tricks and tips:

  • For a twist, you can add a fried or poached egg on top of each sandwich for a delicious croque madame variation.
  • Use good-quality Gruyère or Emmental cheese for an authentic flavor.
  • Cut the sandwiches into halves or quarters and serve with a side salad for a complete meal.
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Benefits of the ingredients used:

The combination of ham and cheese provides a good source of protein, while milk and flour in the béchamel sauce offer essential nutrients such as calcium and carbohydrates. Nutmeg is known for its antibacterial properties and adds a warm, aromatic touch to the dish.

We hope you enjoy making and savoring these delightful croque monsieur sandwiches in your air fryer. Until next time, happy cooking!

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