Pay homage to the Queen of the Kitchen–Julia Child–by preparing these simplified classic French dishes.
A croque-madame is a variation on the croque-monsieur, a French twist on grilled ham and cheese. Instead of dipping the sandwich
in egg before sautéeing in butter (as you would for a croque-monsieur), grill the sandwich first and top with homemade Mornay
Sauce, cheese, and sunny-side up egg.
Similar to a Monte Cristo, a croque monsieur is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in egg batter then cooked in a skillet. This version is like a savory stuffed French toast. Keep the finished
ones warm in a 200° oven while cooking the others.
This quiche calls for store-bought frozen piecrust, which is a wonderful time-saver. Simply fill the piecrust with a mixture of sautéed
yellow onions, fresh parsley, half and half, and Gruyère cheese. A sprinkle of ground nutmeg adds a little sweetness and brings
all the flavors together.