Croque-Monsieur with Camembert and Viande des Grisons

Croque-Monsieur with Camembert and Viande des Grisons

Ingredients:

  • ½ bouquet of fresh herbs of your choice (i.e. parsley, chives, etc.)
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 80g of butter 
  • 8 slices of Viande des Grisons (A type of French charcuterie. If you’re unable to get ahold of Viande des Grisons, any salty, cured meat will do) 
  • 1 camembert
  • 8 slices of whole wheat bread (or the bread of your choice)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 

Directions:

  • Take the butter out of the fridge 30 minutes before getting started.  
  • In a salad bowl, work the butter with a fork until it starts to take on a softer texture.
  • Finely chop the fresh herbs and incorporate with the butter. Mix the butter and herbs until homogeneous.
  • Place your herb butter on a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a long roll. Once rolled, make sure the log is sealed on both ends. 
  • Cool the butter down in the fridge for an hour to an hour and a half (or 15 minutes in the freezer.) 
  • Prepare your camembert by cutting it into 16 uniform pieces.
  • To build the sandwiches, start by adding a layer of the herb butter to the bottom slice of bread. Add a layer of camembert, chopped parsley and 2 slices of the Viande des Grisons. Cover with the top slice of bread and apply a bit of pressure to flatten. 
  • Toast the croque-monsieur in a skillet with a little bit of butter over medium heat. It should take just a few minutes per side to achieve a golden exterior with a creamy, melted interior. 
  • To serve, cut the croquet-monsieur into 4 triangles. Be sure to enjoy it while it’s hot!

Serves: 4 people
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Difficulty level: Easy

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