I didn't bother making the pocket, just made the sandwiches. DH loved this. I thought it was just ok. Easy to make though for a quick weeknight dinner.
Since it is literally a "French Toast" sandwich I have often seen it served with maple syrup for dunking. It is great that way but this recipe suggested no sauces or condiments. Very boring without something else to jazz it up.
Good, solid sandwich
A real Croque Monsieur is layered with thinly sliced ham and Swiss cheese that is lightly grilled, topped with bechamel and some shredded cheese. It is then broiled until slightly browned and bubbly. Dijon mustard is served on the side. This makes a wonderful meal with a small salad.
Very easy to make. Tastes really good too. www.EntertainingRecipes.org
I was unable to make a "pocket" in my bread as it was just crumbling into a mess, so I ended up just slicing the bread, forming a regular sandwich, and proceeding with with the rest of the steps. Once I got over trying to make the bread pocket, the recipe was easy to follow and turned out great. Dipping the sandwich in the egg gave it a great texture. This was a great, quick weeknight meal that we will definitely make again.