When the days are short and the nights are cold, comfort food feeds the soul. The Croque Monsieur is an all star French Bistro classic – elevating ham and cheese to glorious heights! The Monsieur is decadent, rich and comforting.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or supper. Toasted bread, creamy nutmeg tinged béchamel, golden bubbly cheese and salty ham makes every bite delicious. The addition of a gooey fried egg morphs the Monsieur into the decadent Madame for a gender changing treat!
Place 4 slices bread on a parchment or Silpat- lined baking sheet. Butter the tops of each slice of bread. Broil until barely golden. Remove from oven and flip bread slices over. Spread mustard onto all 4 bread slices. Add ham and cheese(reserving some cheese for sprinkling on top of béchamel) and place remaining 4 slices of bread.
*If you have a bit of extra time, I love pan frying the sandwiches in lots of butter. Flip when golden and the cheese has melted. Then proceed to put under broiler with béchamel and cheese. This method allows for crisp exterior and soft interior.