Wow! Those anglo-saxon breakfasts took two frenchman's eyes out of their orbits.
Now that I put them back where they ordinary belong, I just will add a little technical precision : in France a croque-monsieur
is a cheese-and-ham sandwich, toasted in the oven - scrambled eggs with cream are optional ; add on top an egg kept whole as in bacon&eggs, it is called a croque-madame
. Voyez plutôt
So, even for Americans or Canadians it wouldn't be wise to dip one in honey or maple syrup.
That said, now for the 64.000$ question : why do we French people seldom eat salted things at breakfast?
- the immediate answer is that sweet meals pass better with coffee. French salted meals would ask for wine. And yes, we're talking about breakfast.
- another one that may apply at least to me, is that in France salted meals have generally more complex flavors than sweet ones, complex flavors which I'm not able to fully appreciate before being fully
awake (means not before noon for me , I'm definitely a sunset photographer more than a sunrise one, and am glad to live on the west side of the Alps).
So, rather a pint of black coffee and a mountain of viennoiseries
for me, please. With a gun on my head, I'll have a soft-boiled egg with that.