The Croque-Monsieur: une Bonne Idée!


Here is a treat for you today! A guest post from my lovely sister at Peaceably Pretty–enjoy!



Borrowed from @buvettnyc — follow them on Instagram!

English translation: this sandwich is a good idea! The restaurant I was most looking forward to visiting on my recent trip to NYC was Chef Jody Williams’ “gastroteque” Buvette. Hidden among the winding streets of the charming West Village neighborhood, this adorable eatery was the absolute highlight of my trip. In the petit jardin, my husband and I sat on the tiny red French patio furniture, all alone in peace and quite. I ordered the croque-monsieur and a Coke. Delicious! Add this gem to your next trip or make your own!


Croque-Monsieur (recipe adapted from Epicurius)
  • 2 t. butter
  • 2 t. flour
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of French bread
  • 4 oz. ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. slice Gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 c. grated Gruyère cheese
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Add rosemary. Increase heat to medium-high and boil until sauce thickens, whisking constantly, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat broiler. Place 2 bread slices on work surface. Top each with half of ham and sliced Gruyère. Top with remaining bread. Heat heavy large skillet over low heat. Brush sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Add to skillet and cook until deep golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to small baking sheet. Spoon sauce, then grated cheese over sandwiches. Broil until cheese begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

The béchamel sauce, Gruyère cheese, and rosemary are key to this superb sandwich! Bon appetit!


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