Hearty Ham and Cheese Sandwich(Croque Monsieur)

5
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This sandwich is so filling and good , even adding a salad is too much...this was fun to make and very easy. My family liked it a lot. and I will be making it again-- will try with other meats too!
I think the secret to this sandwich is the Gruyère cheese and nutmeg in the sauce..so good.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    lite margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    hot 2% milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper (pinch)
  • 1 pinch
    nutmeg
  • 2 c
    grated gruyère (just ask at the cheese counter- they grate it free)
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 slice
    whole wheat bread (i leave the crust on)
  • ·
    honey dijon mustard
  • 4 oz
    apple wood baked ham, sliced thin

How to Make Hearty Ham and Cheese Sandwich(Croque Monsieur)

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 400^. Heat milk in microwave safe measuring cup.
    In a small saucepan melt the margarine, then add the flour all at once, stirring with spatula until the mixture is smooth..slowly pour the hot milk into the flour mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thick. Remove from the heat and add the salt and pepper and the nutmeg. Stir in 1 cup of the grated Gruyère and the all the Parmesan cheese until blended together; and set aside.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with foil- much easier for clean-up. Place the 6 slices of bread on the foil and bake plain in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Turn bread over and bake 4 more minutes, until toasted. Remove from oven.
  3. Lightly brush the the bread slices with the mustard and divide the ham equally among 3 slices of the toast, sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining Gruyère over the ham. Top each with the remaining toast. Generously spoon the tops of the toast with the cheese sauce, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded Gruyère, and bake in the hot oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn on the broiler and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned. (Can us a kitchen torch if you have one)..Serve sandwiches hot.

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About Hearty Ham and Cheese Sandwich(Croque Monsieur)

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: French


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