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    Croque Monsieur

    Croque Monsieur. Photo by JR Hartman

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    JR Hartman's Note:

    A simple and delicious sandwich that instantly brings me back to cafe anywhere in Paris. This is a variation of a recipe I found a few years ago. The addition of béchamel sets it apart from most croque Monsieurs.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Sandwic ...

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    Bechamel

    Sandwiches

    • 2 -3 cups grated gruyere
    • 6 -8 slices fresh bread, 1/2 inch thick
    • 12 -16 slices deli ham
    • honey dijon mustard

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400.
    2. 2
      For the béchamel melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for two minutes. Then slowly whisk in hot milk and cook until thickened. Remove from heat and add cheeses, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Place bread slices on cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes. Until lightly toasted. Flip bread over and bake for another 2-4 minutes, again until lightly toasted.
    4. 4
      To prepare sandwiches add liberal amount of mustard and 2 slices of ham to a slice of bread. Top with some gruyere and another slice of bread. Arrange the sandwiches on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Spoon béchamel over each sandwich and top with remaining gruyere. Broil until cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.

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    Nutritional Facts for Croque Monsieur

    Serving Size: 1 (1024 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 786.6
     
    Calories from Fat 421
    53%
    Total Fat 46.7 g
    71%
    Saturated Fat 24.7 g
    123%
    Cholesterol 181.8 mg
    60%
    Sodium 2189.3 mg
    91%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.9 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 52.8 g
    105%

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