This dish can be served as light lunch or a small evening meal. You may want to toast the white bread slices in your toaster instead of frying them in butter in the frying pan.
A breafast/lunch recipe found on gilde.no
Patties on farmhouse bread with mozzarella, red onion,
tomato, basil, pesto and fried eggs.
Cheese sandwiches is a snack dish that never seems to go out of style.
I’ve found recipes for such from every decade through out the last
century and both decades in this. Cheese sandwiches really
deserves to be called a classic – Ted
The French name Croque Monsieur translates to “Crisp Mister” and is basically a cooked cheese and ham sandwich, traditionally made with gruyere cheese and thinly sliced ham. The name is sometimes shortened to just Croque.
The first Croque Monsieur was simply a hot ham and cheese sandwich which was fried in butter – one step further than what some believe was the original which was accidentally created when French workers left the tins containing their lunches of sandwiches on hot radiators whilst they worked. By the time they came to eat them, the heat of the radiators had melted the cheese.
It’s not known who had the idea of embellishing the recipe by frying the sandwich until crisp and golden, however they first appeared on menus in Parisian cafés in 1910, and the earliest written reference is thought to have been by the novelist Proust in his 1918 work titled À la recherche du temps perdu (In search of lost time).
Over the years, further changes were made to the basic recipe, in particular the addition of mustard and a béchamel sauce. Whilst this complicated an otherwise simple recipe, versions made this way are sumptuous and relatively filling and well worth the extra attention.
Then came the variations including:
The addition of a fried egg served on top – a Croque Madame
The addition of tomatoes – a Croque Provençal
The substitution of blue cheese for Gruyere – a Croque Auvergnat
The substitution of smoked salmon for the ham – a Croque Norvégien
Simpel Croque Monsieur Recipes
A simple version would be to make a cheese and ham sandwich in the usual way, then fry in butter until crisp and golden on both sides. Alternatively, spread the outside on your sandwich with plenty of butter and cook under a very hot grill until well browned on both sides.
Text from recipes4us
A delicious grilled sandwich recipe found in a booklet
published by American Dairy Association in 2004
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A nice Asian street dish found on sbs.com.au
Egg toasts are sold by street stall vendors in Korea to cater for those in a hurry. Koreans usually have a hot breakfast of rice, soup, kimchi and side dishes. These pan fried white bread toasted egg sandwiches are a fusion of Asian flavours and Western influences. The addition of cabbages lends a lovely crunch to the soft egg omelette.
This is a Swedish hot sandwich that seems to be particularly popular among the ladies. Why I don’t know, I have never been on friendly terms with a Swedish lady long enough to find out. If there are any Swedish ladies out there, please help us and reveal this mysetry – Ted 😉
You’ll find variations of the recipe for this sandwich all over Scandinavia. In my mind this is one of the very best of them – Ted