Croque Monsieur

by Jamie on April 21, 2009

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.



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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!

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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!

Graciously,
Lala

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Kanella April 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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

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Ingrid April 23, 2009 at 7:16 pm

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

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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!

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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.

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Em April 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Oh yay! I’m glad you made it :)

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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.

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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.

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Katrina April 26, 2009 at 7:43 am

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

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kelly April 30, 2009 at 7:23 am

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

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Danielle May 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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

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