Zucchini sandwich – Zucchini Croque-Monsieur

This Zucchini Croque Monsieur is a creative and satisfying twist on the classic French sandwich that puts zucchini front and center. Bon appétit!

Zucchini sandwich (Zucchini croque-monsieur)

This innovative twist swaps traditional bread for flavorful zucchini fritters, creating a delicious and veggie-packed sandwich.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 box grater
  • 1 colander
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 non-stick skillet or frying pan
  • 1 baking sheet


Zucchini fritters

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil (for frying)

Additional ingredients

  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices ham


Prepare the Zucchini Fritters:

  • Prepare the Zucchini: grate the zucchini using a box grater. Place the grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture using a clean kitchen towel.
  • Mix the Batter: in a large mixing bowl, combine the grated and drained zucchini with flour, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, salt-pepper, and beaten eggs. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the Fritters: heat a skillet over medium heat and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Using a spoon or your hands, form small patties with the zucchini mixture and place them in the hot skillet.
  • Fry the Fritters: cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.
  • Drain and Serve: place the cooked fritters on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil

Assemble and cook the Zucchini Fritter Croque Monsieur:

  • Preheat the oven to 356° F (180° C).
  • Take a fritter, place a slice of cheese on it, then a slice of ham and another slice of cheese. Then add a fritter on top. Repeat with the remaining fritters.
  • Cook on the preheated oven for 10 minutes (or until the cheese start to melt).


  • For a complete meal, serve with a side salad or fresh greens.
  • You can use different cheese: mozzarella, american, cheddar...
Keyword Croque-monsieur, Healthy sandwich, Zucchini fritter

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