Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Croque Monsieur for dinner



This week I made Croque Monsieur for my Barefoot Bloggers group. This recipe was from Ina's Barefoot in Paris cookbook (one of my favorites)! A Croque Monsieur is a fancy ham and cheese sandwich with a rich cheese sauce poured over the top and then broiled for perfection. This brought back so many memories of our trip to Paris a couple years ago.
I found a great crusty french bread to use. I sliced it on the thicker side too. I had read from other peoples blogs that the bread makes or breaks this sandwich. I toasted the bread, added the cheese and ham and then poured over the sauce. It broiled for about 5 minutes and then dinner was served.
I chose the perfect day to make this, since it rained for most of the day. I served this along with a roasted red pepper soup from Trader Joe's. What a great dinner for a busy night. Thanks to Kathy of All Food Considered for this months pick.

3 comments:

Leslie said...

That sandwich looks amazing, and soup would be perfect with it! Way to go!

Jeni said...

mmm...that is perfect for a rainy day! I love that polka-dot plate.

Stacy said...

Yummy! That sandwich sounds really good! You are amazing when it comes to food!