I love hot sandwiches. I like them more than cold sandwiches. There’s something about a hot sandwich with melted gooey cheese and crispy bread that is extra yummy! So the other day, I was thinking about hot sandwiches and thought about a hot sandwich with a cool name – Croque Monsieur. A croque monsieur is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich that originated in France. They would serve them in French cafes as a snack. The bread is dipped in an egg yolk and milk mixture – think french toast and the sandwich on the inside is just ham and cheese. It’s often served with sweet condiments such as a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a side of some type of jelly.
When I made this the other day, I made it more savory then sweet. And I added turkey.
Start by making the batter to dip the sandwich. Mix 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of milk or cream.
Add salt and pepper and scramble with a fork.
Then build your sandwich. Start with 2 pieces of bread. Spread with butter or mustard (your preference).
Layer each side with swiss cheese. I am slightly OCD, so I make my sandwiches symmetrical. However I found this to be a meaty sandwich by doing it this way, so you could use the amount of meat and cheese that you want. I do recommend putting a slice of cheese on each side though because it will be the glue that holds the sandwich together when it melts.
Close the sandwich.
In a skillet melt 2 Tablespoons of butter.
Dip the sandwich in the batter on both sides.
Place in the frying pan.
Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side over medium heat – until cheese is melted and outside is toasted.
Serve and enjoy!
2 slices bread
butter or mustard to spread on bread
2 slices ham
2 slices turkey
2 slices swiss cheese
1/2 cup milk or cream
salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons butter
In a bowl, scramble together the eggs and milk. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper (about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon). Then build the sandwich. Spread butter or mustard on bread. Layer cheese and then meat – use as much as you desire. In a frying pan melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Dip the sandwich in the egg mixture on both sides and place in the frying pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Serve and enjoy!