I wanted to try out a French style Croque-Monsieur (grilled ham and cheese sandwich). However, given that I wasn’t feeling that well these days, I thought better of the grand idea and decided to do something simpler and less fanciful – a Croque-Monsieur less the croque-madame (top-yolk-egg) and fanfare.
- Butter: 1 tsp + 3 tbsp
- Egg: 1
- Milk: 1/4 cup
- Ham: 3 slices, roughly chopped
- Country or soft white bread: 4 slices
- Egg (or plain) mayonnaise: 4 tbsp
- White sharp cheddar: 2 slices
- Sea salt: to taste
- Heat 1 tsp butter in saucepan over low heat.
- Add eggs and milk and quickly whisk mixture together.
- Lift pan off heat. Add ham. Return pan to low heat.
- Stir mixture for another 15 seconds. Remove mixture from heat. Set aside.
- Heat another 1 tbsp butter in pan.
- Place 4 slices of bread onto pan. Cook till evenly browned (about 4 min).
- Remove bread onto a plate, cooked sides facing up.
- Spread 1 tbsp mayonnaise onto the cooked sides of each bread.
- Place 2 tbsp egg & ham mixture onto mayonnaise of 2 slices of bread.
- Top with 1 slice of cheese each and then place the remaining slices of bread on top of cheese slices, mayonnaise side down.
- Heat remaining 2 tbsp butter in pan. Place the 2 sandwiches onto pan and cook till evenly browned (about 4 min).
- Flip sandwiches to the other side. Cook for another 4min till browned and the cheese has melted.
- Sprinkle some sea salt sparingly over sandwiches. Serve warm.
- There’s a lot of butter used in this recipe, reason being if there isn’t enough of it, the bread will not be able to brown evenly.