I ordered a Croque Monsieur Sandwich at a restaurant in Colorado a while ago, and I’m still dreaming about how good it was.
A Croque Monsieur is basically the French version of a ham and cheese sandwich.
The French twist on the classic is made with high quality ham, Gruyere cheese, and a Mornay sauce -- which is simply a béchamel sauce
with added cheese. The Mornay sauce is smeared inside and then the sandwich is toasted to create a buttery, cheesy, ham delight.
Gruyere cheese was meant to be paired with ham. They complement each other so well.
I literally was slapping my kids’ hands away so I could take a picture of this sandwich! My kids are heading back to school soon, and they would love to have this Croque Monsieur Sandwich
in their lunches. Add some Chex mix and some fruit for a complete meal that’ll make your kids happy.
If you are making this for kids this grilled version is less messy, but you can definitely fancy up the sandwich by adding some additional Mornay sauce on top, a little more Gruyere cheese, and placing it under the broiler for a couple of minutes until it gets all bubbly.
Now you have a gourmet sandwich for brunch or lunch that has to be eaten with the fork! Supposedly the French consider this fancier version the traditional Croque Monsieur sandwich.
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