Croque-monsieur complet

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    Fry the ham


    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan on high heat.

    When really hot, fry the slices of ham on both sides, in batches if necessary.
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    Dip the bread


    Prepare the slices of bread by removing the crust, if you prefer, then lay them out in pairs, so that you have top and bottom slices side by side.
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    Mix 2 eggs and 30 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper with a whisk.
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    Pour the beaten egg-cream mixture into a plate or shallow dish.
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    Dip the bottom slice briefly into the mixture...
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    ... then lay it dipped side downwards.

    Place a slice of ham and your chosen cheese on top.
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    Dip another slice into the egg-cream mixture and lay on top of the croque, dipped side upwards.

    Make all the croque sandwiches like this, lying them on a baking sheet or chopping board as you go.
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    Fry the croque-monsieur


    Pour 4 tablespoons oil into the same frying pan as you used for the ham, on medium heat.

    When really hot, fry the croque-monsieur for about 3 minutes on each side...
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    ...until nicely browned.

    Serve hot with a green salad on the side.

Remarks:

The cheese should preferably be sliced thinly or grated.

Source:

Home made.

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