Croque Monsieur

April 8, 2019

The iconic French sandwich with an extra cheesy twist.

The croque monsieur is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with a creamy topping. It appeared on a Paris café menu back in 1910, was first mentioned in literature by Proust in his epic oeuvre ‘In Search of Lost Time’ in 1918 and has remained a staple of the French kitchen ever since.

And what could be simpler and faster than preparing a croque monsieur? Much better when homemade, it can be enjoyed right out of the oven with a small salad. Our recipe of the croque monsieur is extra cheesy!

Recipe

   2 per           30 min

Ingredients:

For the sandwich

  • 8 slices of soft white bread
  • 600 g of fine ham
  • 600 g of emmental cheese
  • 40 g of butter

For the cheesy cream

  • 16 cl of cream
  • 120 g of emmental cheese
  • 200 g of parmesan cheese
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ground pepper

Preparation:

1) Preparation of emmental and parmesan cream: In a bowl mix the cream, grate emmental and parmesan cheese. Add the egg yolk. Season with ground pepper.

2) Preparation of the croque-monsieur: Butter one side of a slice of bread, arrange 1 slice of ham 1 slice of emmental cheese, again 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of emmental cheese. Spread both sides of the second slice of bread with the emmental and Parmesan cream mixture.

3) Finishing and presentation: Brown the croque monsieur under the grill for 2 minutes. Serve with a side of green salad.

 

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