Croque Monsieur

What is it? a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, and yes, you guessed right, it tastes absolutely scrumptious!!! let's get right to it, shall we?

You will need:

- 8 slices fresh sliced bread, crusts removed

- Thinly sliced ham, i'm guessing you are free to use as much as you like *wink*...the recipe i used does say 8 ounces though, which comes to about 226g.



- Brie cheese, no rind, softened and cut into cubes. Again you may want to use your discretion, but as a guide, about 113g. You may also substitute with cheddar if that's more readily available, but if you can find some Brie, that'd be awesome!


- Dijon mustard, this can also be substituted with yellow mustard

- Nonstick spray with flour added, for frying...i know how difficult it may be to get this in our part of the world, so we may substitute with maybe a teaspoon of oil, or maybe some butter.

- 3 eggs

- 1/4 cup water

- 3 Tbs flour

- A pinch of salt

- Powdered sugar (optional)


Directions


  •  Lightly spread mustard on one side of four slices of bread. Equally distribute cheese on top of mustard. Equally distribute ham on top of cheese. Top with remaining slices of bread, making four sandwiches.

  • Spray nonstick pan/skillet, turn on medium high heat. Turn oven to warm, about 120 degrees Celsius.

  • Whisk eggs, flour, salt and water in a small bowl. Pour into a shallow pan. Dip each side of one sandwich, quickly, into egg mixture. Place into frying pan/skillet and fry each side till crisp and golden brown and cheese melts. When done, place on a baking tray and place in oven to keep warm.

  • Repeat with other sandwiches till all four are ready to be served.

  • Just before serving, shake powdered sugar over each sandwich with a small mesh strainer. This is optional. Tastes great with/without the sugar.

And there you have your croque monsieur! Bon app├ętit!

Unfortunately, i was unable to take pictures as at the time i was making this, but will try and get some up soon!!!


Recipe gotten from the novel 'Let them eat cake' by Sandra Byrd