Croque-Monsieur

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

Offer a plum-tomato salad with the sandwiches. Round out the meal with sliced strawberries drizzled with crème de cassis.

From Bon Appetit, May 2001.


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Comments:

Serves:

2

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
whole milk
pinch
nutmeg
1
bay leaf
4 slice
firm white sandwich bread
4 oz
black forest ham, thinly sliced
4 oz
gruyere cheese, sliced
1 Tbsp
melted butter
1/4 c
gruyere cheese, grated
2 tsp
fresh chives, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Add nutmeg and bay leaf. Increase heat to medium-high and boil until sauce thickens, whisking constantly, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2
Preheat broiler. Place 2 bread slices on work surface. Top each with half of ham and sliced Gruyère. Top with remaining bread. Heat heavy large skillet over low heat. Brush sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Add to skillet and cook until deep golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to small baking sheet. Spoon sauce, then grated cheese over sandwiches. Broil until cheese begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: French