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My favorite place to eat Croque Madame or Monsieur (the difference being that the Monsieur is a closed sandwich while the Madame is open-faced) is in Café de Flore in St. Germain, in Paris. It’s a very simple, bistro-style café where the great artists and writers of Paris would come to share their thoughts.
From Homemade: Irresistible recipes for every occasion by Clodagh McKenna, Kyle Books, 2011.
- 4 slices of sourdough white bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 slices of cooked ham
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 6 tablespoons grated Gruyère
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place the sliced bread under a broiler and toast one side. Remove from the broiler and butter the non-toasted side.
- Place half a slice of ham and a smear of Dijon mustard on each slice of bread.
- Top with equal amounts of grated Gruyère, then season with salt and pepper.
- Put back underneath the broiler until the cheese has melted.