My lead sous chef loves ham. I actually stopped buying it because, like cookies, it would just disappear before I had a chance to cook with it. When I saw that the second Barefoot Bloggers recipe was Croque Monsieur. I instantly thought it would be great to try.
This isn't healthy AT ALL...but sometimes we can treat ourselves. Thank you to Kathy of All Food Considered for such a great choice!
For this recipe I used whole wheat bread (what we had) and slices of Swiss that I cut up instead of true Gruyere (again what we had). It turned out okay, but I don't think I will make it again. It was really too much trouble for what is essentially a ham and cheese sandwich. It was just a little too decadent for us. That said, it was all Ina, and I would still recommend trying it once!
I served ours with an arugula and strawberry salad, with goat cheese...oh yeah.
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