Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles - everyone's favorite classic deli sandwich, stuffed into a crispy golden waffle - perfect for weekend brunch or leftover lunch!
One of the most popular sandwiches at that deli I ran was a toasted Croque Monsieur. I am positive it still is. Equal to the espresso line in the morning and the lineup for soup on cold Portland days, the line for hot sandwiches snaked around the store.
Just thinking about all of that brings nostalgia - I am ready for crisp cool fall days.
Soup. Lining up for your food cart favorite.
Walking down the street drinking warm coffee, cold morning air that you can see your breath in.
Hot sandwiches toasted on a panini press.
or stuffed waffles.
I recently revisited up my habit of stuffing things into waffles. I have some good ones (almost thought about making it my Vegan MoFo theme...), although stuffing a waffle with tahini kale may still top the list of Strange but Good.
The recipe I am sharing today? Is one hundred percent Straight Up Good.
Also? I will take any excuse to eat cornichons.
Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles
YIELD: four Belgian style waffles
dairy and egg, and gluten free, vegan
your favorite waffle recipe (or crescent dough / vegan puff pastry if don't need gluten free)
4 slices vegan ham
4 slices vegan cheese (I used 'provolone')
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
cornichons for garnish
Slice ham and cheese into smaller pieces to stack / fit the size of the waffle.
Pour a small amount (¼ to ⅓ cup, depending on size of iron) batter into prepared waffle iron.
Place ham and cheese slices in the middle, leaving an edge. Spread mustard over cheese, cover with another ¼ cup batter.
Close and cook per machine instructions.
I cooked mine about 3-4 minutes on one side, flipping and cooking another minute (using a waffle iron that flips).
Spell-check wanted to change cornichon to unicorn.
I love that.
dairy and egg free, vegan
[b]Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles[/b]
dairy and egg free, vegan
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says
I love waffle sandwiches, but I have not made them using this method. I want one!! 🙂 I'll skip the pickles though. I know ... I'm "abby normal." 😉
Holy waffles, this is such a cool idea! Whodathunk I was in good company that time I "stuffed" pancakes with (vegan) sausage (and everyone thought I was crazy!). I really feel vindicated. 😉
Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator says
Now I understand how you do this! You are amazing. I too, love eating unicorns.
Ashley F. says
Looks delish! I have been dragging my feet on the waffle maker, but it's time...
You are SUCH a clever girl, always have been. I once had a waffle iron and gave it away! Obviously there's a LOT more self control in your house than mine. 🙂
Heather @ Better With Veggies says
Wow. This makes me so hungry - good thing I have another meal scheduled in 15 minutes. 🙂 Love the sound of this!!
oh my lordy, you've made me want to dig out my waffle maker from the depths of my loft!! These look unbelievably rad!
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
Ok, seriously, you make me want to eat waffles!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I 100% think you should link this up friday for #strangebutgood.
Croque Monsieur is one of my favorites... there's a fancy bar here that sells them... out of all the crazy, delicious items on their menu, I am forced to order this every time I go. I can't even imagine how awesome this is with a waffle.
Banana Wonder says
Mmmm looks amazing! Love your site too. Miss Strange But Good referred me herself!