When we were in France we ate Croques Monsieur ‘sandwiches’ and liked them. This is an Hors d’ Oeuvres that will please one and all.
- 1 1/2 cups Swiss Cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup whipped cream, whipped only until thickened
- pinch of ground nutmeg,
- sea salt
- 8 slices Tramezzini (crustless white bread from Super Store)
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 5 oz. smoked trout, thinly sliced
- small lime wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop the grated Swiss cheese until very fine. Using a spatula, gently fold into the thick cream. Season with the nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
Brush one side of the bread with the melted butter. Spread the cheese mixture on the unbuttered side. Layer the trout on top of the cheese mixture on 4 slices and add the top buttered layer of the slices. (butter side out).
Place each bread square on a tinfoil square and cover with a top layer of tin foil. Make sure to seal all the edges tightly to continue on.
Heat a skillet (dry) and place each packet in to cook for 1 minute each side. Transfer all packets to a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. When you remove the tin foil, both top and bottom should be toasted.
Cut each one in half, making 4 pieces each ‘sandwich’ and then on the diagonal making 8 pieces. Arrange on a platter, garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately to your wide-eyed guests.