|Classic Croque Monsieur|
The name is based on the verb croquer ("to crunch") and the word monsieur ("mister"). A Frenchman spots his waiter, simply holds up his finger, and makes a concise request: “Sir, the crunch" ("Le Croque, Monsieur!").
|Classic Croque Madame|
|The Monte Christo|
But that's not all...Add a tomato, and you have a croque Provençal. Substitute blue cheese (from Auvergne) for the Gruyère, and you have a croque Auvergnat. Finally, substitute (Norwegian) smoked salmon for the ham, and you have a croque norvégien. click on the links for the description an/or recipe.
Croque Provençal - (with tomato, basil)
Croque Auvergnat - (with bleu d'Auvergne cheese)
Croque Gagnet (with Gouda and andouille sausage)
Croque Norvégien (with smoked salmon instead of ham)
Croque Boum-Boum (with Bolognese sauce)
Croque Tartiflette (with sliced potatoes and Reblochon)
Croque Señor (with tomato salsa)
Croque Hawaiian (with a slice of pineapple)
Croque McDo" sandwich at McDonald's locations in France
|from left to right croque provençal,croque norvégien,croque Boum-Boum,croque tartiflette, croque señor and the weird croque McDo|