Beth’s Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame Sandwiches| ENTERTAINING WITH BETH




Learn how to make my Croque Monsiuer and Croque Madame sandwiches at home, a classic French dish.
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BETH’S CLASSIC CROQUE MONSIEUR AND MADAME SANDWICHES
Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
¾ cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of white pepper or nutmeg
4 Slices sandwich bread
4 slices black Forrest ham
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
1 tsp chopped parsley

For Croque Madame:
1 tbsp butter
1 egg
freshly cracked pepper

Serve With:
Dijon and Grain Mustards
Cornichons
Tossed Green Salad

METHOD:
Prepare the béchamel sauce. Melt butter in a large skillet, once foamy add flour and whisk to combine, slowly add milk until smooth. Add salt, and peppers. Once thicken set aside to cool slightly.

Toast bread on both sides. Add 1-2 tbsp of the béchamel sauce to each side of the bread. Then add 2 slices of deli ham. Place top of bread on bottom slice to create a sandwich. Transfer sandwich to a cookie sheet. Top with ½ cup of shredded gruyere cheese. Place under broiler until cheese has melted and is golden brown.

To fry an egg, melt butter in a small non-stick pan. Once melted crack in egg, make small tears in the whites with a fork as egg cooks until white is opaque. Then fry egg 1-2 mins until crispy. Slide egg onto top of sandwich.

Serve both with a tossed green salad!

BETH’S CLASSIC FRENCH VINAIGRETTE

INGREDIENTS:
1 tbsp (15 ml) Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp (30 ml) white balsamic vinegar
3-4 tbsp (45-60 ml) grapeseed oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) shallot, minced
S + P to taste

METHOD:
Combine mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Then slowly add oil whisking to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper and add shallot. Toss with mixed greens.

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