Cheese and ham sandwich, the French version

My previous post was about a delicious cheese and ham sandwich made of croissant, and Spanish ham and cheese served as a quick snack in Madrid. Cheese and ham sandwich is nothing unusual, but this combination I tasted the first time (>>>). This one reminded me of another kind of cheese and ham sandwich that I ate a month earlier in Paris.

Croque Monsieur is a French kind of cheese and ham sandwich served baked or fried. Besides bread or another kind of bakery, it consists of boiled ham and cheese (preferably¬†Emmentaler) flavored with salt and pepper. Croque Monsieur also has a female version – the Croque Madame that is Croque Monsieur topped with a fried egg. The ones on the photo I ate somewhere at Mont Martre. However, it is not the only possible way to serve a croque. The only fixed thing is the base ingredients. ‘Croquer’ stands in English for ‘to crunch’.


Croque Madame


Croque Monsieur