Check out Attempt #1: Croque-Monsieur <— click on this link… The first attempt taught me to not over-brown the bread. It will crisp up even more under the broiler. And here is attempt #2. And I learned some more valuable lessons here.
Lesson #1… there IS such a thing as “too much of a good thing”!
I used a little too much prosciutto (which made it too salty). I used a little to much provolone (which it made it just a little to rich.)
And I used a little too much bechamel sauce (which made it too soggy).
These are supposed to be crispy sandwiches… so, I’d say attempt #2 flopped.
I couldn’t even eat the whole sandwich.
But the lessons were well worth it… I have a really good feeling about attempt #3!!! Stay tuned…
And yes, I think I’ll be calling this my “Croccante Signore”… since I’m bent on using italian ingredients.
enjoy your time in the kitchen…