Croque-Monsieur

Croque-Monsieur
Croque-Monsieur

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1

    cup whole milk

  • 1

    pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • 4

    slices firm white sandwich bread

  • 4

    ounces thinly-sliced Black Forest ham

  • 4

    ounces sliced Gruyère cheese

  • 1

    tablespoon melted butter

  • 1/4

    cup grated Gruyère cheese

  • 2

    teaspoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

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. 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. This recipe yields 2 servings; can be doubled.

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