Chicken Turkey croque-monsieur with salad

Published on December 26th, 2010 | by Gareth


Christmas turkey croque-monsieur

I thought that I would work backwards with our Christmas feasting. I figured that sharing ideas on how to plough through the leftovers would be more useful sooner rather than later. Time permitting I can share the Christmas dinner notes later this week.

I borrowed and adapted the idea of Christmas croque-monsieur (posh grilled cheese sandwich) from French chef Bruno Loubet. It works well with goose, turkey, ham or chicken left over’s and will only take about 10-15 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients (per person)

  • 10-15cms of baguette/French stick
  • 8 slices of turkey
  • lingon berry sauce, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly (savoury kind)
  • 12-15 dried cranberries
  • 4 slices of brie or handful of grated Emmental or Edam cheese
  • 50-100gms cubed feta/cheddar/brie/stilton basically whatever cheese is left over
  • 10g butter
  • 10g plain flour
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard



  • Slice bread down the middle lengthways.
  • Spread the cranberry or lingon berry sauce on both slices.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan but don’t let it burn, reduce the heat.
  • Add the flour and stir constantly until you have a smooth paste.
  • Add the milk and whisk constantly to avoid lumps or burning.
  • Add the cubed cheese and Dijon mustard to the white sauce.
  • Sprinkle the cranberries on the bottom slice or the bread.
  • Whisk the sauce until think and smooth.
  • Add the sliced turkey to the bottom slice of bread (on top of the cranberries).
  • Pour the sauce over the turkey.
  • Put the top slice on and lay the sliced cheese to the top.
  • Place under a hot grill or in a hot oven until the cheese melts and turns golden.
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Christmas croque-monsieur

Substitute the turkey for ham and add a second teaspoon of Dijon to the sauce. Works with prawns too, just ditch the cheese sauce in favour of a cocktail sauce.


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Englishman in Sydney loves a whisky, pies and all things savoury. Digital Marketer by day, cook the rest of the time. Amateur writer, photographer & aspiring anthropologists.

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