croque monsieur

croque mon·​sieur | \ ˌkrȯk-məs-ˈyər How to pronounce croque monsieur (audio) , -ˈyə, ˌkräk-, ˌkrōk-, -məsh- \

Definition of croque monsieur

: a ham and cheese sandwich that is usually dipped in batter and grilled

Examples of croque monsieur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An onsite kitchen will prepare simple foods to pair with the wines, like salmon rillettes, croque monsieur sandwiches and charcuterie plates. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 9 June 2022 Fair trade organic coffees and teas are the perfect complements to a flaky croissant, mango tart, or croque monsieur. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2022 The final three prepare a four-course meal: croque monsieur, duck a l’orange, boeuf bourguignon and a croquembouche. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 In the season finale, the three finalists prepare four-course meals from Child’s classic recipes: a croque monsieur, duck a l’orange, boeuf bourguignon and a croquembouche. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Mildly tangy mustard and buttery Gruyère are a perfect croque monsieur–esque combination (and a nice change of pace from typical crouton seasonings). Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 18 Feb. 2022 Chef TJ Culp leads the kitchen, with a menu of beef tartare, mussels, croque monsieur and escargot. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 15 Jan. 2022 The croque monsieur is a standout among them, prepared on thick-cut sourdough and slathered with creole mustard and béchamel. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2021 Brunch offerings include a croque monsieur, eggs benedict, and a short stack of lemon ricotta pancakes. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of croque monsieur

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croque monsieur

French, literally, (one) bites with a crunch (the) gentleman

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13 Jun 2022

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“Croque monsieur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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