Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Cooking with LG SolarDom: Happy morning with Croque Monsieur

 I always love the warm feeling of breakfast, ^^. Hot cup of coffee and a delicious bread, how can you resist it?

 This time, I play with Grill Function on my LG SolarDom and I have to tell you that it's amazing ^^. The Croque Monsieur is a bread filled with ham, Dijon mustard and Gruyère cheese then topped with Gruyère cheese and white sauce. The filling and top of the Croque monsieur need grill to melt cheese into golden brown and the hotter the better. There are 3 Grill function on LG SolarDom, for this time I use gr-1 and it's very hot and quick! Preheat the grill is my choice, but if you forgot to preheat it, just put the bread until the grill and keep and eye on it, because after it become hot, bread and cheese can burn. 
You can use any kinds of bread that you like, but delicious white bread is recommended. Because I don't want my breakfast to be heavy, so I make mine into small pieces, but you can use whole slice of bread to make it. Making white sauce in the microwave is very easy, and quick, you will need only 10-15 minutes to prepare this breakfast. Actually you can make it ahead, follow the step until you sandwich the bread and top it with white sauce and cheese, put them in an air tight box and refrigerate and grill the Croque monsieur in the morning, it's easy.
Serve these Croque Monsieur with a cup of hot coffee, actually you don't need to serve it in the morning, it's delicious any times of the day.



 Croque Monsieur
Serves 2


 50 g ........................... Butter
1 tbsp ......................... Plain flour
100 ml........................ Milk
80 g ............................ Gruyère cheese, grated
................................... Dijon mustard
4 slices ....................... Bread
2 ................................ Ham
................................... Butter, for toasting the bread
................................... Nutmeg (optional) and pepper for seasoning


Making white sauce:
Put the butter and flour into a microwavable bowl, and heat at high (900w) for 40 seconds.
Take the bowl out of the microwave and whisk until combine, then pour the milk into the bowl, stir until combine.

 Heat at high (900w) for 30 seconds and take the bowl out of the microwave and whisk until combine, season with nutmeg and pepper. Heat at high (900w) for another 30 seconds, take the bowl out of the microwave and whisk again.
Heat at high (900w) for another 30 seconds, take the bowl out of the microwave and whisk again the mixture will be thick. 
Pour 30 g of grated Gruyère cheese into the bowl, stir until combine, season to taste.
Note: Beware of the salt ^^, Gruyère cheese and ham are salty so you may not need more salt.

 Select the Grill function, select gr-1 and preheat the grill for 5 minutes.
Brush the bread with butter, select the Grill function, select gr-1 and grill breads for 1- 1.30 minutes or until golden.

If making small Croque monsieur you need to cut the ham into small size.


Spread the Dijon mustard over the bread and place slice of ham on top, then sprinkle with grated Gruyère cheese.
Select Grill function, select gr-1 and grill for 1- 1.30 minutes or until the cheese melted.
Place another piece of bread on top, cover the top with white sauce, and sprinkle with Gruyère cheese.  
Select Grill function, select gr-1 and grill for 4-6 minutes or until golden and bubbling.


Happy Cooking with LG SolarDom: Happy morning with Croque Monsieur

1 comment:

Alice said...

a happy day will start with this kind of bfast, I LOVE it!

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