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Croque-Monsieur

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • yield: Makes 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for bread
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese, plus 8 slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 thick slices rustic bread
  • 12 slices ham
  • Dijon mustard, for bread

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Add milk; bring to a simmer. Cook, whisking frequently, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add grated cheeses. Whisk until melted and smooth.

  2. Step 2

    Butter bread. Arrange half the slices, buttered side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Top each with 2 slices Gruyere and 3 slices ham. Spread mustard onto unbuttered sides of remaining bread. Place on top of ham, buttered side up.

  3. Step 3

    Preheat broiler. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook each sandwich until golden brown and cheese melts, about 5 minutes per side. Return to baking sheet. Spoon 1/3 cup sauce over top of each sandwich. Broil until tops are bubbling and golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2010

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Reviews (3)

  • mss4038 4 Jan, 2012

    Thought I should also mention that...this is French, so of course it is quite rich and not the kind of sandwich to eat with your hands. But totally worth it.

  • mss4038 4 Jan, 2012

    I think this recipe makes a delicious sandwich. If you love all things French, you will enjoy making croque-monsieur. On another note, if you loved the movie "It's Complicated," you will enjoy making this sandwich. One more thing, my husband loves this too. He has ordered croque-monsieur at a restaurant and said mine (this recipe) was much better.

  • MarthaandMeBlogger 8 Jul, 2010

    I was not a big fan ot this - my results are here: http://marthaandme.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/croque-monsieur/