Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A French Grilled Cheese sandwich. From Martha Stewart.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour, and cook until foaming, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Continue to cook, stirring, until the cooking diminishes the flour taste, about 3 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm milk. Slowly add warm milk to butter-flour mixture, stirring so that no lumps form. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in half of grated cheese, and season to taste with salt, white pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne. Cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl, and set aside to cool.
  3. Toast the bread on both sides in a hot oven until golden brown. Arrange 4 pieces of toast on work surface, and spread with a small amount of sauce. Cover with a slice of cheese, slice of ham, and another slice of cheese. Top each sandwich with another piece of toast. Spread with additional béchamel sauce, and sprinkle each sandwich with remaining 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  4. Place sandwiches in an ovenproof pan brushed with butter, and bake in 450°F oven until heated through, about 4 minutes. Transfer to broiler, and broil until golden brown and bubbly.

Reviews

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It tastes like I remember from Paris. It does take a while to prepare, and pastry flour can be hard to find. I cut down a bit on the prep time by using the pre-shredded gruyere and emmentaler mix. I've also gotten into the habit of making several extra and freezing them for later consumption.

tommer100 August 28, 2011

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