The French really know how to cook/bake. I mean seriously, we can pretty much thank them for the crème de la crème of food: croissants, baguettes, croque monsieurs! What is a croque monsieur, you ask? It’s basically a better version on a grilled cheese. No, it’s grilled cheese on crack, smothered in more cheese.
I’ve made some pretty decadent grilled cheeses in my day (mushroom and goat cheese with bacon is a must-try!), but this was my first time making a croque monsier.
This sandwich is perfect just the way it is, but I couldn’t stop myself from adding a friend egg to it and boy am I glad I did! Just look at that beautiful yellow yolk engulfed in cheese and tell me you don’t want to eat it.
Fried Egg Croque Monsieur
*makes 2 sandwiches
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg