Croque Monsieur

A croque monsieur is a few things, it is a toasted sandwich, its oozy and cheesy, it is a meal in itself and it is without a doubt the best hangover cure EVER! My croque however is far from traditional, the French usually use a béchamel with cheese (béchamel is white sauce and with cheese is Mornay) and this is the base of the sandwich. My way is less complicated and more accessible to the home cook. You can make it in minutes. I also use them for canapés by making mini versions!

 

Ingredients

200g Creme fraiche

200g Cream cheese

80g Dijon mustard

300g grated cheese

50g butter

8 Slices of thick white bread

8 slices of ham

4 eggs (fried and put on top, this becomes a croque Madame!)

 

Method

  1. 1. In a bowl mix the crème fraiche, cream cheese, Dijon mustard and grated cheese.
  2. 2. Spread butter on both sides of each piece of bread.
  3. 3. On one side of one piece put the mixture on the bread and lay the ham on top.
  4. 4. Put the other piece of bread on to create a sandwich.
  5. 5. Now either cling wrap and store in the fridge until later or heat an oven to 200°C
  6. 6. Put them in the oven and bake until the bread is well toasted and the filling is melting and oozing.