I think I first need to translate what Croque Monsieur is, as I had never heard this name before and not sure I can even pronounce it correctly :). Google tells me it is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich which originated in French Cafes from about 1910, with the word croquer meaning “to crunch” and monsieur “mister” – to crunch mister – and crunchy it is.
- 100g D’Orsogna Deli Fresh Champagne Ham
- 100g Gruyere or Cheddar Cheese
- 250ml Béchamel Sauce (White Sauce)
- 1 Baguette, sliced into 16 x 1cm pieces
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Spread each slice of baguette with ½ tbs of Béchamel sauce.
- On half of the bread pieces, place a slice of the Champagne ham, and on the other halves, a large slice of cheese.
- Place the bread slices with ham on a baking tray previously lined with baking paper, and lay the slices with cheese on top.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden, for the best ever French style toasted cheese sandwich!