Continuing on with my Eating Through the Kitchen Cabinets series, I had so much ham left I could have made 10 gallons of split pea soup. However, I’m a bit over soups since I’ve been eating them the past 4 freezing cold months here in Chicago. I decided to go classic and a little noveau, so I whipped up this insanely delicious homemade Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe. If you are thinking to yourself, “The heck is a Croque Monsieur,” don’t worry I’ll explain! It is a traditional French ham and cheese sandwich that has bechamel sauce dumped all over it. In other words it’s dang delicious!
Because I work with so many food companies I can’t even begin to tell you how much food is lying around this house. I had the flour, scallions, eggs, milk, ham, swiss cheese, oranges, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. Literally the only thing I did not have was orange marmalade and gruyere cheese. Every time I make biscuits I’m reminded at how easy they are to make and why I don’t make them more often. They are everything that is right in this world, especially at breakfast smothered in gruyere cheese, eggs and ham :-). This Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe is not a bad way to eat up some stuff in the cabinets!
Just a light garnish of chopped green onions and you’re good!
That orange marmalade though…
Gruyere and Scallion Biscuit Croque Monsieur Recipe
For the Biscuits:
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons of ice cold unsalted butter shredded on a grater
- 5 ounces of shredded gruyere cheese
- 1/2 cup of green onions
- 1 cup of ice cold whole milk
- 2 eggs
For the Orange Marmalade:
- ½ cup of orange marmalade
- juice of 5 fresh oranges
- zest of 2 oranges
- ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
For the Croque Monsieur:
- 4 poached or fried eggs
- 4 thick slices of ham
- 4 slices of swiss cheese
- sliced green onions for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375°
- Biscuits:In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, shredded ice cold buttershredded gruyere cheese, green onions and salt and then form a well.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and milk and pour them into the center of the flour well.
- Use a fork to combine the ingredients.
- Once combined sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and slightly roll out the dough until it is 1 inches thick, do not over knead.
- Use a circle cookie cutter to make a circle that is about 2 inches across and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. There should be enough dough to make 10 biscuits.
- Bake them for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Marmalade: Add all ingredients to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil and cook until it becomes thick. Cool to room temperature.
- To Serve: Cut the biscuit in half and on the bottom layer add on a slice of swiss cheese and piece of ham and melt it under the broiler on low heat. Next, spread on a tablespoon of orange marmalade, followed up with a poached or fried egg and garnish with sliced green onions.