Croque monsieur

Croque monsieur

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
4

This French favourite is virtually a toasted cheese sandwich with ham added and is sold in nearly every café. Delicious with a glass of wine or hot coffee. Use crusty French bread or a sandwich loaf.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
8 slices white bread
butter
4 slices lean ham
130g emmental or gruyere, grated
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Spread bread generously with butter and make into sandwiches with ham, cheese and a grinding of black pepper. Press firmly together and trim crusts if liked. Fry in butter until golden-brown on both sides. Drain on crumpled paper towels. Serve hot.

Variation

  • Prepare croque monsieur as above, but before frying dip sandwiches in a mixture of 2 eggs beaten with 125 ml milk.
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