Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

The other day I came across a post about Croque Monsieur. A Croque Monsieur is basically a ham and cheese sandwich with a Bechamel and melted gruyere topping. It was pretty good. If you were to top this sandwich with a fried egg it would become a Croque Madame.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano (grated)
1/2 cup gruyere (grated)
1/4 cup Bechamel Sauce
2 slices bread
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
3 slices ham

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Melt half of the Gruyère and all of the parmigiano-reggiano into the Bechamel sauce.
3. Toast bread in oven.
4. Spread Dijon mustard on one slice of bread.
5. Add the ham slices and about half of the remaining Gruyère cheese. Top with the other toasted bread slice.
6. Spoon the Bechamel sauce onto the top of the sandwich.
7. Sprinkle with the remaining Gruyère cheese.
8. Place on a broiling pan and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
9. Turn on the broiler and broil for an additional 5 minutes. (Until the cheese topping is bubbly and lightly browned.)

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Croque Monsieur with Pear and Smoked Turkey
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3 comments:

HN said...

Thanks for the recipe! I did the similar sandwich but without the sauce .. Yours look definitely more tempting, will try it out during this weekends!

~RED~ said...

Go figure, i do a search for this and YOU come up , haha Guess i have all the info i need! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, loved this!!! I made it tonight with your added suggestion of caramelizing the pear in butter and sugar (I used raw) and I also sprinkled it with cinnamon. I also added the nutmeg to my bechamel and a bit of cinnamon as well. It was nothing short of melt in my mouth heavenly goodness. Thank you for an amazing recipe!

~Melissa

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