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                          A CROQUE MONSIEUR SALAD
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : French                           Salads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       tb           Olive oil
    1 1/2   tb           Red wine vinegar
                         Juice of 1/4 lemon
      1/2   ts           Dijon mustard
      1/4   c            Chopped fresh basil OR 1
                         -Tbsp crumbled dried
    1       pn           Sugar
                         Grinding of black pepper
                         The Salad:
      1/2   ts           Olive oil
      1/2   ts           Butter
    3                    Cloves garlic, minced
    1       c            Julienne strips cooked ham
    1 1/2   tb           Freshly grated Parmesan
    4       c            Mixed greens (spinach, red
                         -leaf lettuce, arugula, etc)
                         Nasturtium flowers for
                         -garnish (optional)
   The Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette:
   1.  Prepare the vinaigrette:  In a small bowl, whisk together all the
   ingredients until smooth.  Set aside.
   2.  Prepare the salad:  In a small skillet, heat the oil and butter over
   low heat.  Add the garlic and saute 10 seconds.  Add the ham and saute for
   another 10 seconds.  Off the heat, add the grated cheese.
   3.  Place the mixed greens in a salad bowl or plate and top with the ham
   mixture.  Garnish with the nasturtium flowers and drizzle the vinaigrette
   on top.  Top with croutons. Serve this with a good crusty load of French
   bread and a bottle of dry white French wine.
   From:  LEFTOVERS by Kathy Gunst, Harper Perennial, New York. 1991. ISBN
   0-06-096863-X Shared by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 9/93
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