Croque-Monsieur is a breakfast sandwich that is popular in France. It consists of battered and fried bread filled with ham and cheese. The sandwich is then topped with a sauce, which is typically béchamel.
Croque-Monsieur can be easily adapted into a Monte Cristo by adding chicken to the filling. This sandwich makes a great lunch, especially when served with a tossed salad.
Spread 2 tablespoons of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread a layer of Dijon mustard over the butter on three slices, then top with four slices of ham.
- Spread mayonnaise on the remaining three and top each with two slices of Swiss cheese. Sandwich the ham and cheese sides together.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, and water in a large mixing bowl. Place aside.
- Melt the remaining butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Dip both sides of each sandwich in the egg mixture, then fry until browned in the oil and butter, flipping to brown each side.