• Cooking Time: 15-20 min
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 15 min


This sandwich would cost a ton of money (and taste half as good) at a fancy deli. It's crazy-delicious and, as an added bonus, vegetarian! Also, you bake the sandwich instead of frying it, so it's more healthy than your average croque. I serve mine with leek & potato soup. I hope its excellence makes your life a better place.


  • Mustard for 2 sandwiches
  • 4 slices French Bread, ~ 1/2 in thick
  • Gruyere for 2 sandwiches
  • 2 thin slices Red Onion, rings separated
  • 6 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 6 thin slices Roma Tomato
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Milk
  • 1 large Egg White
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450º. Grease baking sheet.
  • Spread mustard over 2 bread slices.
  • Top the 2 slices with cheese, onions, basil leaves, and tomato slices. Season w/ S & P. Top w/ remaining 2 bread slices.
  • Whisk together milk & egg white in shallow dish. Season w/ S & P.
  • Soak both sides of sandwiches in milk/egg mixture until liquid is absorbed.
  • Transfer sandwiches to prepared backing sheet.
  • Bake 10 min on each side or until golden brown.

Categories: Oven  Sandwich  Vegetarian 

Author Credit: Vegetarian Times

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