Monsieur, Madam; Madam, Monsieur. Now that we have that out of the way….
The Croque Monsieur is a delicious grilled jambon (ham) and fromage (cheese) sandwich. Not just a regular ham and cheese. Non. Even better. Traditionally made with a bechamel sauce and some more melted Gruyere cheese on top. It tastes even better than it looks. And if you are having a craving and are too far from France, you can satisfy it by trying this easy recipe, courtesy of Ina Garten from her Barefoot in Paris cookbook.
And the Croque Madam. Just a Croque Monsieur, with a fried egg on top.
Available at most French Cafes. It would be hard to top these, which were devoured at the Cafe Hugo on Place des Vosges in Paris.
Where have you gobbled up your favorite?