Croque-Monsieur is a French classic served in most Parisian cafes and bistros in France. The name is based on the verb croquer ("to crunch") and the word monsieur ("mister"). It became a popular food in the 1910's and simply is toasted ham & cheese sandwich, often served with bechamel on top (but I prefer mine without!).
- 2 slides of sourdough bread
- 40 g of grated Swiss cheese (Emmental or Gruyere)
- 1 slice of premium ham
- 2 tsp soft butter
- Spread the butter on both slice of bread.
- Add the grated Swiss cheese, ham and cheese again.
- Close the sandwich. Press them firmly together.
- Cook using a Sandwich press (or alternatively you can use an oven).
I was generously gifted a sandwich press by Appliances Online, a company with a Sydney-based customer service centre open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, that offers free, next day delivery and free connection for most new microwaves, refrigerators and washing machines (to existing plumbing and electrical connections), at the time of delivery, as well as free removal/recycling of old appliances.
When I received the sandwich press, the first thing that came to my mind was to make Croque-Monsieur, one of my favourite French fast eats!
In France, I've never had a sandwich press. It is not a popular kitchen appliance back home, I guess because French people don't generally eat that many sandwiches, especially at home, or prefer the crunchiness of the French baguette to a warm flat toasty.
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