Croque Monsieur
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French Food:Croque monsieur (Sandwich)

French Food:Croque monsieur Recipe

French Cuisine is known to be technical and often a challenge but don’t worry, Croque Monsieur is a sandwich anyone could make, perfect for cheese lovers.

The Béchamel Sauce

  • 30g Unsalted butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 250-300ml Milk
  • 1tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper

Method for the Béchamel Sauce:

  1.  In a Medium- Low pot met your butter
  2. Once melted add the flour and stir until the mixture thickens
  3. Add 1/4 of the total Milk into the pot and stir it in until this mixture thickens
  4. You can now add the rest of the milk along with the bay leaf, the nutmeg and the salt and pepper
  5. Ensure you are stirring all of this until the sauce thickens (as shown in the video below)
  6. Take the sauce off the heat and cover it up so the sauce does not dry out whilst you are assembling the Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur Ingredients

  • Béchamel Sauce
  • Slices of Bread
  • Butter spread
  • Ham or Chicken slices
  • Grated Cheeses of your choice: Cheddar Cheese, Emmental, Conté cheese,

Assembling the Croque Monsieur Method:

  1. Take two bread slices and butter each of them on one side only.
  2. Turn on of the slice over and cover it with Béchamel Sauce
  3. Place your chosen meat slice on top of the sauce and cover the meat with your grated cheeses
  4. You can now cover the cheese with the other bread slice, Butter side up.
  5. On a Medium- High Pan Toast both sides of the sandwich then choose one side of the sandwich on which you will put more Béchamel Sauce and more grated cheese.
  6. Once you have done that place the sandwich on a oven tray and grill it until the grated cheese on top has completely melted

Serve Warm with some Salad.Enjoy!

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