A Croque-Monsieur is simply a yummy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. Typically, some good quality swiss cheese such as Emmental or Gruyère is recommended. The name is based on the verb croquer (“to crunch” or to take a bite ) and the word monsieur (“mister” or sir ). The sandwich’s first recorded appearance on a Parisian café menu was in 1910. The lady version of a Croque-Monsieur is served with a fried egg or poached egg on … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!