Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe

Continuing on with my Eating Through the Kitchen Cabinets series, I had so much ham left I could have made 10 gallons of split pea soup.  However, I’m a bit over soups since I’ve been eating them the past 4 freezing cold months here in Chicago.  I decided to go classic and a little noveau, so I whipped up this insanely delicious homemade Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe.  If you are thinking to yourself, “The heck is a Croque Monsieur,” don’t worry I’ll explain!  It is a traditional French ham and cheese sandwich that has bechamel sauce dumped all over it.  In other words it’s dang delicious!

Because I work with so many food companies I can’t even begin to tell you how much food is lying around this house.  I had the flour, scallions, eggs, milk, ham, swiss cheese, oranges, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon.  Literally the only thing I did not have was orange marmalade and gruyere cheese.  Every time I make biscuits I’m reminded at how easy they are to make and why I don’t make them more often.  They are everything that is right in this world, especially at breakfast smothered in gruyere cheese, eggs and ham :-).  This Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe is not a bad way to eat up some stuff in the cabinets!


Just a light garnish of chopped green onions and you’re good!


That orange marmalade though…


Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe
Change up your next breakfast with this amazing homemade Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe!
For the Biscuits:
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons of ice cold unsalted butter shredded on a grater
  • 5 ounces of shredded gruyere cheese
  • ½ cup of green onions
  • 1 cup of ice cold whole milk
  • 2 eggs
For the Orange Marmalade:
  • ½ cup of orange marmalade
  • juice of 5 fresh oranges
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
For the Croque Monsieur:
  • 4 poached or fried eggs
  • 4 thick slices of ham
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°
  2. Biscuits:In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, shredded ice cold buttershredded gruyere cheese, green onions and salt and then form a well.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and milk and pour them into the center of the flour well.
  4. Use a fork to combine the ingredients.
  5. Once combined sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and slightly roll out the dough until it is 1 inches thick, do not over knead.
  6. Use a circle cookie cutter to make a circle that is about 2 inches across and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. There should be enough dough to make 10 biscuits.
  7. Bake them for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  8. Marmalade: Add all ingredients to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil and cook until it becomes thick. Cool to room temperature.
  9. To Serve: Cut the biscuit in half and on the bottom layer add on a slice of swiss cheese and piece of ham and melt it under the broiler on low heat. Next, spread on a tablespoon of orange marmalade, followed up with a poached or fried egg and garnish with sliced green onions.