Monday, January 17, 2011

Croque Monsieur

I've had a week trying to get over a nasty cold and in 80 degree weather in CA it's not so fun...So sometimes a good hot sandwich just hits the spot.

This is one of my favorite sandwiches.  Like a hot ham and cheese, but kicked up a notch.  Croque Monsieur is the french version and it's mighty tasty!

Here's how to make it.

Mix a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and a tablespoon of mayo in a small bowl.

Take two slices of your favorite bread, (I used a nice Italian loaf) and spread the mustard mixture on to both slices.

Next, layer several slices of deli ham on one of the slices of bread.

Add a good amount of shredded swiss cheese on top of the ham.  (I like cheese...)

Place the other slice of bread on the cheese, mustard mixture down against the cheese.]

Beat the egg with the milk and place in a shallow dish.

Place the sandwich in the egg mixture and press down. 

Turn the mixture over and dip it in the egg mixture as well.

In a skillet heated over medium heat add the sandwich and cook on each side about 3-4 minutes until brown.

You can use a lid to cover and this will help melt the cheese.


Croque Monsieur

Yield:  1 serving


1 T Dijon mustard
1 T Mayonnaise
2 slices Italian bread
2-3 slices deli sliced ham
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 egg beaten
a Splash 2% milk

Combine mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
Spread over both slices of bread.  Layer ham on 1 slice of bread and top with cheese.  Top with other slice of bread mustard side down. 
Combine egg and milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add sandwich to the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cheese melts.  Cover with lid if necessary to melt cheese.

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