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Croque Monsieur

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine French
Keyword grilled ham and cheese, sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Calories 580 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of white French bread 2 slices of French bread
  • butter butter
  • gruyere cheese gruyere cheese
  • thinly sliced ham thinly sliced ham
  • bechamel cream bechamel cream
  • gruyere gruyere, grated

BECHEMEL CREAM

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
  • nutmeg nutmeg

Instructions

FOR THE BECHAMEL CREAM

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir together until smoothly blended. Add milk gradually and whisk constantly until a blended and no lumps are formed.

    Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper

FOR THE CROQUE MONSIEUR

  1. Butter the slices of bread and fill with layers gruyere cheese and ham. On a skillet over medium heat add a dot of butter (or butter the bread) and place the croque monsieur over it and brown lightly both sides.

  2. Warm the broiler. Place the croque monsieur on a cookie sheet, top with bechamel cream, and some more gruyere cheese. Broil until the cheese melts and gets a golden color.

Nutrition Facts
Croque Monsieur
Amount Per Serving
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 644mg18%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Calcium 551mg55%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.