A Croque Monsieur is a French bistro sandwich. They start out with a ham and cheese sandwich and then up the ante by dipping it in beaten egg and frying it in a butter. Like a grilled cheese, but way better. Don’t you just love the French.
Start out with some nice French bread, a little crusty on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. Cut yourself a couple generous slices.
Spread one side with some grainy dijon mustard, and pile on a little honey ham and some Swiss cheese.
Already a pretty good looking sandwich, but just wait. Beat up an egg with some salt and pepper and a little splash of milk. Then, dip both sides of the sandwich in the egg mixture.
The final step is to cook the sandwich in butter in a frying pan. I added a little green salad to mine, made with some baby lettuce from the garden. Such a good lunch.
With a sandwich like this, life really is a party or maybe I should say une fete. 😉
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