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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


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