The high society rushed there even though its owner had a strange reputation as a cannibal (a reputation that was probably spread by jealous competitors). One day, there is no more bread at the bistro. Michel Lunarca serves sandwiches with toasted sandwich bread. When a customer asks him what meat he has filled these sandwiches with, Michel Lunarca answers with malice: "Of course, sir's meat! "The audience laughs. The next day, the "croque-monsieur" is written on the bistro menu. (croque-monsieur mean bitten sir).
2 slices of sandwich bread
12.5 g soft butter
1 slice of ham
2 slices of cheese
25 g grated ementale cheese
1 tablespoon milk
1 pinch of nutmeg
Step 1 Butter the 2 slices of sandwich bread on one side only. Place 1 slice of cheese on each slice of sandwich bread. Place 1 slice of ham folded in half on one slice of sandwich bread. Cover with the other sandwiches (unbuttered side above).
Step 2 In a bowl, mix the grated cheese with the milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Step 3 Spread the mixture over the sandwich.
Step 4 Place on a baking sheet under the grill for 10 minutes.
you can modify this recipe as you wish, for example, add an egg on it and it is called a croque-madame !
Written by: Germain