French cuisine... 'Croque Monsieur' sounds so much more up-market than a fried ham and cheese sandwich, non? Either way, our keto version will have you enjoying every bite! Can you say "Oh là là"?
225 g cottage cheese
1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
4 tbsp butter or coconut oil for frying
150 g smoked deli ham
150 g cheddar cheese
½ finely chopped red onion
100 g lettuce
4 tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Mix in the cottage cheese. Add ground psyllium husk powder while stirring to incorporate it smoothly, without lumps. Let the mixture rest for five minutes until the batter has set.
Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add a generous amount of butter and fry the batter like small pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side, until they are golden. Make two pancakes per serving.
Assemble a sandwich with sliced ham and cheese between two of the warm pancakes. Add finely chopped onion on top.
Wash and tear the lettuce. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a simple vinaigrette. Serve the Croque Monsieur warm beside lettuce dressed with the vinaigrette.
Put a fried egg on top and you'll have a Croque Madame! Equally fancy sounding, and equally delicious.
Recipe from GymHub.