Croque Monsieur: a delicious sandwich

Croque Monsieur | Travel Cook Tell

On our last trip to Paris our meals were all wonderful and not expensive. It’s amazing how you can eat well there and on a budget.

One of our lunches was at Paul, a great bakery/restaurant. We had a Croque Monsieur sandwich and we just loved it. And since we came back it became one of our favorites at home.

Croque Monsieur | Travel Cook Tell

This recipe was adapted from here.

Croque Monsieur
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Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp butter, plus softened butter for bread
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups gruyère or emmental cheese, grated
  • ½ cup mozzarella
  • 6 slices bread
  • 6 slices ham
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
  2. For the sauce:
  3. In a saucepan melt butter. Add flour, stirring constantly until smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, stirring continuously, and cook until the mixture thickens a little and is lightly golden.
  4. Remove from heat and add mozzarella, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  5. Lightly and evenly butter bread slices, place them in a baking pan and put it in the oven for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and place the ham slices and about ⅓ cup Gruyère cheese on 3 of the bread slices. Top each with one of remaining bread slices.
  7. Spread sauce to cover the top of each sandwich (crusts, too). Sprinkle evenly with the remaining cheese.
  8. Bake the sandwiches for about 5 minutes then place under lit broiler until cheese mixture on top is bubbling and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

 

Croque Monsieur | Travel Cook Tell

Serve with a green salad seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Your meal will be a total hit!

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