If you are looking for classic French food,
The “Monsieur” means “Mister”, referring to a lunchtime meal that the man of the house would have at work. The Croque “Madame” became popular in the 1960s with the women’s movement. (There is a rarer vegetarian Croque Mademoiselle, but I confess I have never seen it on a menu!)
And have I mentioned,
If you don’t have a French restaurant nearby, no fear, it is simple enough that you can make it at home.
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The French way to eat a
Now, although the Croque Monsieur and
- 2 bread slices
- 2 cheese slices (gruyère or emmental)
- Slice of ham (use sliced chicken or turkey if you don't eat pork)
- 3 table spoons of milk
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- Pinch of paprika, chives or nutmeg (optional, for extra flavor)
- Take 2 bread slices and liberally butter one side of each.
- Place the cheese slices on each piece of bread, on the buttered side.
- Add a piece of ham on top of the cheese.
- Close the sandwich.
- In a bowl, mix grated cheddar (or gruyère) with milk, salt, and pepper.
- Add paprika, chives, or nutmeg for extra flavor to the mixture.
- Apply the mixture to the top of the sandwich and grill for 10 minutes.
- Serve warm with salad.
- For the Croque Madame, do the same as above, and then top off the sandwich with a fried egg or omelet.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 833 Total Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 198mg Sodium: 2438mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 59g
And it’s that simple. I hope you enjoyed that recipe, any other quick French meals that you would like to know more about? Comment below!
A bientôt and bon appétit!