Tag Archive | "mornay sauce"

Crôque-Madame (Deluxe Ham, Egg & Cheese Sandwich)

Friday, February 26, 2010


If you thought the Crôque-Monsieur was as deluxe as a grilled ham and cheese sandwich could get, think again! Put a fried egg on top and you have a Crôque-Madame.

Crôque-Monsieur (Deluxe Ham & Cheese Sandwich)

Friday, February 26, 2010


The crôque-monsieur is symbolic of French fast food and is a deluxe grilled ham and cheese sandwich. "Crôquer" is French for "to crunch" and "Monsieur" is "Mister." So literally translated it would be something like "Mister Crunchy." Call it what you will, this grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with a creamy white cheese sauce is rich and hearty and surprisingly easy to make.

Mornay Sauce

Friday, February 26, 2010


Mornay sauce is essentially Béchamel sauce with cheese and some seasonings. French sauces have a mystique about them and trying to make them has always seemed like a daunting task to me. However, I have recently discovered that at least the roux, béchamel and mornay sauces are surprisingly simple to make.

Macaroni and Cheese

Monday, January 4, 2010


Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. I like to use a variety of cheeses and mix ham chunks, chicken sausage and/or veggies into the creamy noodles.

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