Croque Monsieur sandwiches are standard French fare and found in most French bistros and brasseries. It is a popular lunchtime snack or meal in France. Many bistros serve it with a salad or fries (and, of course, with a glass of wine). Today I will share with you my Croque Monsieur recipe!
“Croque” translates to “bite” or “crunch,” the latter referring to the result of the toasted bread or baked cheese on the top of the sandwich. There are many varieties of the sandwich. The recipe I share with you today is a common variety, which requires bechamel sauce. Check out my bechamel sauce recipe if you want to learn how to make some. It is incredibly easy.
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- 8 slices of white bread
- 4 oz. (~100 g.) of Swiss cheese
- Butter to spread on the bread
- Bechamel sauce
- 4 slices of ham
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spread butter on 4 slices of bread and set them, butter-side up, on the baking sheet. Add a thick layer of bechamel on each slice of bread. Distribute a layer of shredded Swiss cheese on the bechamel. Add a slice of ham on top of the cheese and cover with another slice of bread to create 4 sandwiches. On top of each sandwich, add another layer of bechamel and then another layer of cheese. Cook in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese turns gold. Serve warm with a side salad and/or french fries.
Please see my other post on how to make bechamel sauce linked in the post above.