Sunday, April 10, 2011
Week-end Simple: Cook up a croque monsieur
With some butter and jam, that leftover bit of baguette from last night's dinner would be tasty, but you're in the mood for something more lunch-y.
You check the fridge for ingredients. Gruyère? Check. Butter? Check. Dijon? Check. Thinly sliced ham? Check. Et voila! You have what you need to cook up a croque monsieur.
Whether we have Proust and his grand-mère to thank for the popularity of this satisfying sandwich is unclear, but croque monsieur has been on French bistro menus for over a hundred years. And though I've never actually sampled a croque monsieur in France, its glorious gooey-ness is easy to replicate in my own kitchen. What's more is it's perfect for a brunch, a quick snack, or even a simple supper. Or, maybe all three . . .
Posted by My French Corner at 12:51 PM