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Ham & Cheese
updated: Dec 06, 2012, 7:55 PM

Two things i often get cravings for are Croque Monsieur sandwiches and deviled eggs. Does anyone know where in town I could find my two favorites? Thanks in advance for telling me how easy they are to make at home, but i'd really like recommendations for restaurants / markets that offer them.


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MaggiesRenaud's Patisserie and Bistro

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 COMMENT 351165 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 08:16 PM

Renaud's Patisserie and Bistro

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 09:00 PM

Thanks, 165, i looked at Renaud's website and that Croque does look mighty tasty! But deviled eggs? Johnny's Greek Italian Deli (RIP) used to have the best. Where to get them now?

 

 COMMENT 351217P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 12:25 AM

Oh, Johnnies . . . Remember the candy-coated chick peas in the bulk bins? The marbled halvah? Sigh . . .

 

 ANDY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 06:30 AM

Maggies (State and Anapamu) and Stella Cafe have good Croque Monsieur. Maggies is best.

 

 COMMENT 351246 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 07:34 AM

Not for the faint of heart, but if you're planning a driving trip, go up the coast to Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove. Their CM is almost worth the drive itself.

From their website:

The Sandwich
2 slices white bread
2 pieces thinly sliced ham
2 pieces thinly sliced Swiss cheese
Place the 2 slices of ham between the 2 slices of cheese, then put it all between the 2 slices of bread. In other words, make a ham and cheese sandwich. The trim the crusts from the bread.
The Sauce
2 egg yolks
4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
2 ounces whipping cream
Salt and pepper
Put egg yolks, cheese, and whipping cream in a bowl and mix with a rubber spatula. Put the sandwich in a pan and pour mixture over it. Bake at 325°F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese turns golden.

Fandango Reservations: 831-372-3456
223 17th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

 

 COMMENT 351262P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:00 AM

I thought CM was grilled in a press--the original panini style sando??

 

 COMMENT 351274 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:14 AM

Renauds!!!

 

 COMMENT 351282P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:34 AM

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=croque%20monsieur

 

 COMMENT 351289 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:48 AM

I love getting these sandwiches in France. Even those served in the railway dining cars are delicious.
After the last trip, I tried making them without much success. Thank you 246 for the recipe. I will try again. Also, I see there is a new French restaurant on State Street in the 700 block that offers a Croque Monsieur, albeit an expensive one. I think the restaurant is "Relais de Paris" or something like that. Haven't tried it yet.

 

 COMMENT 351290P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:49 AM

A great Croque Monsieur is at Anderson's Split Pea in Buellton. It's's substantial enough to bring half home and it heats up pretty well in a frying pan. Add a fruit salad and you've got a great Sunday dinner!

 

 COMMENT 351307 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 09:18 AM

Swiss cheese?!? Not Gruyere?

 

 COMMENT 351310 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 09:20 AM

Vons Deli section has deviled eggs at certain times on platters of a dozen or so. I bought them for a potluck once and they were quite good. I went to get them again a few months later and they didn't have them. I asked and found that they are considered seasonal. You might find them now since it is a season with lots of parties.

 

 COMMENT 351328P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 10:15 AM

Best deviled eggs in the world (other than the ones my wife makes) are in San Francisco, their eggs were even written up in Travel & Leisure magazine. I wish I could send you a pic, they are awesome!

DEVILED EGG | bacon, pickled jalapeño & chive http://www.parktavernsf.com/

 

 EDHATBARBARA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 10:34 AM

Canfield's has decent deviled eggs.

 

 EDHATBARBARA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 10:36 AM

Also, C'est Cheese has an outstanding grilled cheese sandwich menu. They don't call it "croque m'sieur" but their truffled grilled cheese with ham added is spectacular!

 

 COMMENT 351342 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 10:43 AM

Combine the 2 and have a Croque Madam, a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top.

 

 COMMENT 351392P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 12:41 PM

Okay......Now I am hungry!

 

 COMMENT 351418 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 01:36 PM

The French Table has a good Croque Monsieur. It comes with salad and a side of potatoes gratin.

 

 EDHATBARBARA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 04:47 PM

The Summerland Market also has deviled eggs and a darn good egg salad sandwich, too.

 

 COMMENT 351525 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 05:42 PM

EdhatBarbara FTW. I've never been but LOVE egg salad sammies. Thanks for the recommendation.

 

 COMMENT 351545 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 07:11 PM

I satisfy the craving for deviled eggs at Cantwell's on the corner of State and Arrellaga. They always have them.

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 07:42 PM

Thanks 545!

 

 

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