04 Nov 2020 • Delicious dining
Discover how to make our ultimate croque sandwich, one of our signature "Plunder the Pantry" snacks.
An indulgent French toastie, traditionally served with the crusts cut off and molten cheese oozing from all sides, a croque is simple to make, tempting at any time of day and can be whipped up in minutes. These easy croque recipes come straight from the kitchen at Hotel 41, where guests can order the continental classic at any time of day, including as an evening snack between 8.30pm and 1am as part of our late-night plunder the pantry service.
The classic croque is an easy sandwich that ticks many boxes. As well as being a brunch classic or mid-afternoon nibble, it’s also deliciously comforting as a light meal before turning in for the evening, or for a midnight snack.
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