KITCHEN – Are you hungry but don't know what to cook? You tell yourself that a restaurant would be perfect not to take the lead but unfortunately it is not yet possible. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, bars and restaurants are still closed. According to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, these places could be reopened only by June 2 in the green areas of France.
In the meantime, to remember the good times spent in a good brewery, why not indulge in the croque-monsieur? After all, it's a classic dish and easy to prepare.
Here are some recipes to pimp your croque-monsieur in order to have a full life.
Recipes with tuna or beets
There are many ways to pimp a croque-monsieur or even a croque-madame according to the magazine specializing in cooking recipes, AZ Kitchen. In terms of originality, the latter offers a croque-monsieur with tuna, tomato and tapenade. And if you are more a fan of the croque-madame, let yourself be tempted by their recipe based on beets, ricotta and mint.
120 grams of natural tuna
8 slices of sandwich bread
100 grams of fresh goat cheese
150 grams of grated Comté
1 tablespoon tapenade
1 glass of milk
Preheat your oven to 240 ° C then mix in a bowl of milk and grated cheese.
In a deep dish, you must then mix tuna, goat cheese and tapenade so as to have a homogeneous preparation.
Wash a tomato and then cut it into thin slices.
Butter half the bread slices and garnish with your mixture of tuna, cheese and tapenade. Put 2 slices of tomatoes and cover with grated Comté and a slice of sliced bread.
Put the sandwiches in your oven for 10 minutes. However, it is important to cover the baking sheet of your oven with parchment paper.
Beetroot and ricotta with mint
First, peel the beets and dice them. Then rinse the mint.
Mix the diced beets with ricotta, mint and two tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper your preparation.
Divide it over the bread slices.
Cook fried eggs in a non-stick pan, then place an egg on each slice of bread.
Before serving, decorate your sandwiches with capers.
Pesto croque-monsieur recipe
Are you the type to put pesto everywhere in your pasta dish? This original magazine recipe 750g should delight you if you decide to vary your diet with a croque-monsieur.
Cake croque-monsieur recipe
French videographer and culinary author Hervé Palmieri, known by the pseudonym Hervé Cuisine, offers us its easy recipe to make a croque-monsieur cake version for six people.
12 slices of white bread (white or whole)
6 slices of ham, turkey or chicken
100 grams of grated Gruyère cheese
12 slices of melted cheese
40 grams of butter
40 grams of flour
1/2 liter of milk
Mushrooms and rosemary (optional)
Extra melted butter
Preheat your oven to 180 ° C and put baking paper in the bottom of a cake pan which is between 20 and 30 cm long.
To make your homemade béchamel, you have to heat the butter in a saucepan. Once it is melted, add the flour off the heat, and mix with a whisk. Then put back on the fire for 2 minutes
Then add milk (preferably lukewarm), whisking vigorously to avoid lumps, and leave to thicken, stirring, in all, about ten minutes over medium heat. Then add a little salt, pepper and nutmeg
Then slice the bread so that it fits perfectly into the pan. Divide the first layer of bread.
Brush a little melted butter on the bread (you can toast it too if you like). Spread a thin layer of homemade béchamel (or ready to save time).
Spread a little gruyère, then arrange the slices of mushroom, rosemary, and slices of ham. Finally put 3 slices of melted cheese.
Repeat 3 times and finish with a layer of bread slices, covered with a little béchamel and gruyère
Bake for 30 minutes in your oven at 180 ° C, and let stand (ideally overnight, and reheat the next day).
Recipe for the croque-tartiflette
Be against the tide of the summer that is coming soon in mainland France. Find the immense joy that a tartiflette brings but in a cult croque-monsieur like the culinary magazine Cook.
Recipe for the polenta croque-monsieur
A desire to make a croque-monsieur but following the recipe of a great French chef? Follow the advice of chef Éric Frechon, known for being awarded a Michelin Guide.
A crunch for dessert
Do you no longer have a sweet tooth? Well even for dessert, you can put your stomach full with a croque-monsieur. Just follow the chocolate banana crunch recipe from YouTube’s channel My nutrition coach.
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