Categories: Food+DrinkRecipes

Croque Monsieur

Croque-Monsieur

2 thick slices of country-style artisan bread

Béchamel sauce (recipe below)

High quality, thinly sliced ham

Gruyere cheese, grated

The Béchamel Sauce

5 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 4 cups milk, 2 teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Over medium heat, cook until the mixture turns a light, golden sandy color, about 6 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a separate pan until just about to boil. Add the hot milk to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg, and set aside until ready to use. Spread béchamel sauce on one slice of bread, top with slices of ham. Place second slice of bread on top.

Spread béchamel sauce on top. Sprinkle gruyere cheese generously on top. Bake at 450°F until cheese has browned.

Share
Published by
admin

Recent Posts

Cascade Brewing and the Birth of the PNW Sour

Once upon a time, North West IPAs gained momentum and took over as the dominant beer style. Meanwhile, one brewery…

1 week ago

Newsletter Asset Upload

     

3 weeks ago

Holiday Gift Giveaway — For the Homebody

    The Homebody Marley’s Monsters washable sponge, $10 Willow Ship block-printed tea towel, $34 Oh, Little Rabbit citrus cloth…

3 weeks ago

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway—For the Entertainer

  Saucesome Smoke Monster and Melange a Trois Poivres, $8 each Napa View wine bottle-shaped peppermill, $44.99-$54.99 Mama Lil’s asparagini…

3 weeks ago