Fried Ham and Cheese Sandwich- Simple but awesome

Sometimes the simple things are the nicest. Like this quick, easy and awesome Fried Ham and Cheese Sandwich.

The grand name for the dish is , Croque Monsieur ,  and the recipe suggest certain hams and  cheeses but you can decide which cheese and ham you want to use.  


  • 4 slices of white bread, sliced reasonably thickly
  • 2 slices of swiss ham (of your own choice)
  • 2 thick slices emmenthaler cheese
  • 2 slices gruyere cheese
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • Enough unsalted butter for spreading
  • Extra virgin olive oil



Spread 1 slice of bread with soft butter and the second slice with mustard.
Place 1 slice of ham, 1 slice emmenthaler and 1 slice gruyere cheese on one side and press the sandwich together tightly.
Dip sandwich into beaten egg.
Repeat for second sandwich.
Melt the butter and olive oil in large heavy bottomed pan and fry the sandwiches on each side until golden brown and cheese is melting.



~ by tallhorsewines on May 24, 2010.

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