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Monday, 14 August 2017

Croque Monsieur : Keto Style, Low in Carbs


A croque monsieur is a baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich. The dish originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. A croque madame is a version of the dish topped with a fried egg. The sandwich's first recorded appearance on a Paris café menu was in 1910. Its earliest mention in literature appears to be in volume two of Proust's In Search of Lost Time in 1918.

The recipe below is a low carb version of this popular dish. At just 8g carbs per serving, it could be something you would include in your menu plans ...

Ingredients
8g carb per serving
8 oz. 2/ 25 g cottage cheese
4 eggs
1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil for frying
5 oz. / 150 g smoked ham
5 oz. / 150 g cheddar cheese
½ finely chopped red onions (optional)

For serving
4 oz. / 100 g lettuce
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

With a fried egg on top and you’ll have a Croque Madame! Equally delicious.
Please see cooking instructions on Diet Doctor site here

All the best Jan

11 comments:

Tom said...

...something to try!

William Kendall said...

I've had both versions. Delicious!

Jo said...

Very nice. I've never heard of it before.

Christine said...

Looks wonderful!

only slightly confused said...

I had never heard of that....sounds good.

Elephant's Child said...

Not for me - but a lot of my family would love it.

Sami said...

I've had it before but not low carb...

Lee said...

This also makes for a delicious lunch or brunch! :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

It looks like an interesting dish!

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks amazing! Thank you!

Lisa said...

A perfect mid week evening meal with a side salad.
Lisa x