RECIPE: Croque Monsieur

Mitch’s Croque Monsieur served with pickle spears. Image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly.

BY MITCH LYNCH FOR HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE

INGREDIENTS

Wheat bread

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Smoked ham, thinly sliced

Jarlsberg cheese. sliced

Gruyere cheese (Swiss can be substituted)

PREPARATION

Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the inside of two slices of bread. Place one slice of Jarlsberg cheese onto the bread. Place two to three slices of smoked ham onto the Jarlsberg cheese. Place a slice of Gruyere cheese on top of the ham. Cover with other slice of bread. Mix the Parmesan cheese with the remaining mayonnaise. Spread a thin layer of the cheese/mayonnaise mixture on the outer sides of the bread. Grill over medium heat until golden brown on each side.

Serve warm with carrots, pickles and chips.

Be sure to visit http://www.metromonthly.net for more great recipes, cooking tips and more!

ABOUT MITCH LYNCH – “Homeplate” host Mitch Lynch is owner of Friends Roastery in Salem, Ohio. Mitch was trained by European pastry chefs and brings decades of experience and know-how to “Homeplate” each week. Visit http://www.metromonthly.net for more of Mitch’s recipes.

© 2012 The Metro Monthly, AddMoxie and Homeplate Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Left to right: Mitch Lynch and Helga Wengler of ‘Homeplate’ with Lee Schwebel during a fall TV shoot at the Schwebel Baking Co. in Youngstown. Image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly.

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