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Croque Monsieur - A French version of ham and cheese

Croque Monsieur at La Fournette
Croque Monsieur and fries at Bistro Zinc
Croque Monsieur at Bonjour Bakery
Ah the French. How do they take a humble toasted ham and cheese sandwich and elevate it to new gastronomic heights? By adding béchamel sauce, bien sûr. By the way, "croque" means crunchy, which is what you want to hear, when you bite into your croque monsieur. The quality of the bread, the ham, and the cheese – typically gruyère – make or break thi...
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