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These days we’re all about comfort food at The International Kitchen, and there are few sandwiches more comforting than a classic Croque Monsieur! We’re using Richard’s favorite croque monsieur recipe today.
The classic croque monsieur sandwich has been around in French cafes for over a hundred years and always combines a delicious mixture of ham and cheese. But from there the preparations can vary. Sometimes it is grilled, sometimes baked, sometimes fried in a frying pan. It can be dipped in egg, smothered with cheese, or, as in this case, coated with bechamel sauce.
If you add a lightly fried egg to the top, the sandwich becomes a croque madame. It is equally satisfying and incredibly hearty!
Did you know? Proust’s famous A la Richerche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time) includes a reference to a croque monsieur (along with “oeufs à la crème”)?
Adapted from Jake Cohen’s recipe (on the feedfeed website).
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Cook method: Bake
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