Croque MonsieurPosted by in Food
Bonjour. I was dying to try the Croque Monsieur from Feb Living (Martha doesn’t have a link to this particular recipe on her site, but here is one is that very similar) since I’ve never had one. I remember learning about the Croque Monsieur in my college French class. I took it pass/fail so I didn’t retain a lot of what I learned there, but I didn’t forget about the food!
Martha’s C.M. is basically a ham and cheese sandwich with a cream sauce poured over it and then baked until the sauce browns. I wasn’t wild about this. You had to eat it with a knife and fork which seems to defeat the purpose of making a sandwich. It tasted fine, but as Mr. MarthaAndMe said, it was a lot of fuss for a ham and cheese sandwich! I’m glad I got to finally taste one though, so I’ll thank Martha for getting me to make it.
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Hey…it’s like a grilled cheese gone to college, right? Or not.
Well, it is kind of a lot of work just for grilled cheese. Mr. MarthaAndMe said “this was a long way to go just for a grilled cheese”
Huh. Interesting. I had the French equivalent of a grilled cheese sandwich recently which is similar. I think they might pour an egg mixture over it and then fry it. Anyway, it seemed as if it would be decadent, but the outside was so hard that my jaw hurt and by the time I finished half the sandwich I was so tired of eating that I called it quits.
For some reason I always thought a Croque Monsieur was a ham and cheese sandwich that was battered and fried. This sounds better.
A croque Monsieur is supposed to be eaten with a knife and fork. How else would you eat one? My mom has made these since I was little and that’s how they’re made.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croque-monsieur
I think they’re hard to eat personally.