Elegant Quiche Lorraine
This elegant quiche Lorraine was made with M-J's flaky short-crust recipe (see Elegant Apple Pie on the Dessert page), six eggs beaten with one-third cup of whipping cream, six rashers of American streaky bacon, finely diced and fried, one half-cup of grated Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese, nutmeg and ground pepper. Emmentaler or Swiss cheese is traditionally used, and the preferred pepper is the white variety. Bake in a 400F oven for twenty minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned. I did not add salt, as bacon and cheese are already salty. Serve this elegant luncheon dish with a simple lettuce salad dressed with vinaigrette.
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M-J's Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
M-J's Elegant Cream of Celery Soup
M-J'S POTAGE DE CÉLERI, A LOW-CARB CELERY SOUP
~~Copyright M-J de Mesterton, February 2006
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M-J's Elegant Luncheon Dishes
Simple Salad with Roast Beef, Romaine Lettuce and Cheese
Croques Monsieurs, an Elegant French Luncheon Dish
SWISS CHEESE AND BLACK FOREST HAM ARE PAN-GRILLED INSIDE OF TWO BUTTERED PAIN BRIOCHÉ SLICES. THIS DISH IS A FREQUENT COMPONENT OF AN ELEGANT LUNCHEON, ACCOMPANIED BY M-J'S CREAM OF CELERY SOUP, M-J's Potage Printanière aux Petits Pois (SPRING PEA SOUP), CREAM OF ARTICHOKE SOUP, OR CARROT VICHYSSOISE (SEE ELEGANT SOUP PAGE).
Using a shallow grill pan, a heavy plate and a lid, croques monsieurs are easily made on the cooker or stove-top. Sandwiches are flipped when the cheese on the bottom is soft. Continue cooking, with the lid on top. I do not bother to replace the heavy plate after the croques monsieurs are turned.
Thinly-sliced ham, together with Swiss cheese, home-made bread and a few spoonfuls of butter are transformed into the French luncheon classic, croques monsieurs. Served with a salad or soup, they are part of an elegant luncheon.
Serve croques monsieurs with mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on the side.
©The Elegant Cook, 2011
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Elegant Home-Made Hamburger Buns
SOUP AND A HAMBURGER SANDWICH CAN MAKE AN ELEGANT LUNCHEON, AS LONG AS THE COMPONENTS OF THE MEAL ARE OF HIGH QUALITY.