Cooking time30 min
French Breakfast in your kitchen! Do not have to fly to Paris to have a romantic Breakfast. Take bread, cheese, ham, egg - and voila, you have a hot sandwich Croque-Madame. And for him to take those same products, except for eggs and get a croque Monsieur.
Very tasty sandwiches! Mustard, cheese, ham - so many different flavors framed by delicate sauce. I ate Monsieur, the husband of Madame. The egg was even better. Do you know why Madame with the egg? If you look at the scrambled eggs on the side, the convex shape of the yolk resembles the shape of women's hats, hence the Madam.
The first thing you need to cook the Bechamel sauce. Prepare foods for him.
Take a small frying pan or saucepan with a thick bottom. Melt it butter. This should be done on low heat, otherwise the butter will start to burn.
Once the butter has melted, add in a saucepan the flour. And immediately begin to stir it with oil. It is convenient to use a small whisk. If not, take a shovel. Hold the butter with the flour on the fire, let them fried. Don't forget to stir.
In a thin stream and with constant stirring, pour in a saucepan the milk. Stir very vigorously, flour should mix well, otherwise the sauce to prevent lumps not stirred of flour.
Cook the sauce for several minutes until thick, all the while stirring it with a whisk. I added a pinch of salt. The sauce is quite thick, as thick semolina. Leave it to cool down and engage directly with the sandwiches.
Prepare products for making sandwiches. I was making two sandwiches - the croque-Madame and croque-Monsieur. Bread can take any, but it's better white. Even a simple loaf will do. Cheese in French formula should be Gruyere. Find - great, not - take any. Mustard should be spicy, I took with the grains.
Spread two slices of bread soft butter.
Top oil spread mustard.
Cheese grate on a fine grater.
Sprinkle smeared pieces of bread and cheese.
Lay the slices of ham. I got the meat very thin slicing, I put it folded. Thick slices put the non folding.
On top of the ham sprinkle some more cheese. Cover with a second piece of bread.
Take a baking sheet and cover it with parchment paper. Or Teflon Mat as I have. Put him sandwiches. Preheat the oven to 200u00b0C mode top-bottom. Put it in the pan with the sandwiches for 5-7 minutes. The bread should be browned, and the cheese to melt.
While the sandwiches are baked, prepare the fried eggs. Perfect to make her into serving pan, it will turn out smooth and round. But the ordinary will do. It can then smoothly cut. First, heat the pan a little butter, then break in the egg. It is important that the yolk remained intact and liquid, and the protein has completely hardened. Salt and pepper the eggs.
Sandwiches, meanwhile, have browned, remove them from the oven, but the oven does not turn off. Slather each sandwich on top of the sauce. And then sprinkle with cheese.
Send the sandwiches in the oven for another couple minutes to melt cheese.
The finished sandwiches serve immediately. To sandwich the croque Madame top off with fried eggs. The croque Monsieur serve as is.