Croque-Monsieur

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Croque-Monsieur

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.

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About Croque-Monsieur

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




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