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    French Grilled Cheese

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    KathyP53's Note:

    I watched Ina Garten make a similar dish and had to try it myself. It's way beyond basic grilled cheese. Yum!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400°F
    2. 2
      Melt butter over low heat in small saucepan. Whisk in flour until blended. Continue to stir and cook butter and flour for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add scalded milk, whisking continually, until mixture is smooth and thickened. Remove from heat, stir in salt, garlic salt, 1/2 cup Swiss cheese and all of Parmesan cheese until cheese is melted and set aside.
    3. 3
      Toast bread slices on large baking sheet on both sides under broiler until golden brown. Remove from oven.
    4. 4
      Brush each bread slice with Dijon mustard. Place sliced ham on half of bread slices and top each with 1/2 of remaining Swiss cheese and remaining 1/2 of bread slices. Spread reserved cheese sauce over tops of sandwiches, sprinkle with left over Swiss cheese.
    5. 5
      Bake sandwiches for 5 minutes. Place under broiler for additional 2-4 minutes, or until tops are browned and bubbly. Watch closely to avoid burning tops. Serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Grilled Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (397 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 920.1
    Calories from Fat 453
    Total Fat 50.3 g
    Saturated Fat 26.5 g
    Cholesterol 148.8 mg
    Sodium 2365.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 67.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 12.2 g
    Protein 48.3 g

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