Croque Monsieur

This week’s Barefoot Bloggers recipe for Croque Monsieur was chosen by Kathy of All Food Considered. I was pretty excited about this recipe because I love ham and I really love cheese. This was totally a weekday recipe and was prepared with ease. I used thick sliced French bread with thin sliced honey ham. Instead of Dijon mustard I opted for honey mustard and I also changed the toasting method. Although Ina crisps her bread in the oven, I decided to do this step in skillet, like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. I wanted that crunchy, buttery flavor and texture because I thought it would compliment the flavors of the ham and cheese sauce. Well, I was right…this sandwich was amazing and paired well with the homemade potato chips I made as an accompaniment. This sandwich would also be delectable with a bowl of soup or a crisp salad.
This recipe can be found by clicking here or opening to page 48 in Barefoot in Paris.

12 Responses to “Croque Monsieur”

  1. Cathy — April 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Jamie, your croque monsieur is perfect! Love the toasting method you used. And those homemade potato chips! We loved this one too – so happy to have this in the weeknight arsenal!

  2. Lala — April 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    OMG! I’m super excited that you posed this croque monsieur as I have fond memories of my late grandmother making them for me. I can’t wait to try this recipe out on my husband and step-daughter!


  3. Kanella — April 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I love that you used the skillet method. Looks so good.

  4. Ingrid — April 23, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Looks & sounds wonderful! Now maybe my kids will eat a sandwich without fussing! :)

  5. Leslie — April 23, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Homemade potato chips would be great with this! Your sandwich looks amazing! I thought this one was SO good!

  6. Eliana — April 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    This post has me wanting to go back to Paris. I went last year for the first time and a little cafe outside my hotel made the BEST croque monsieur. I had it quite a few times while I was there and make a version similar to this one at home. Your’s looks lovely.

  7. Em — April 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Oh yay! I’m glad you made it :)

  8. Elyse — April 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, Jamie, this sandwich looks incredible. I love Croque Monsieurs, and yours looks particularly wonderful. And homemade potato chips? Delightful! I’m so impressed.

  9. Suzie — April 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Your pictures look so good. Great tip re toasting the bread too. I’ll have to try it that way.

  10. Katrina — April 26, 2009 at 7:43 am

    One of my favorite “splurge” sandwiches! Looks de-lish!

  11. kelly — April 30, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Jamie, you made this sandwich look so glamorous! Love it.

  12. Danielle — May 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Would I seem terribly greedy to say GIMME GIMME! That looks amazing!

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