Classic Croque Monsieur

Classic Croque Monsieur Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Maya Visnyei

Topped with creamy béchamel sauce and melted Gruyère cheese, this is bistro food at its best – and a pretty spectacular way to turn leftover Easter ham into a brand new meal. Serve with a simple salad.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 thick (1/2-inch/1 cm) slices multigrain bread
  • 4 slices Gruyère cheese
  • 4 thin slices ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
Béchamel:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

Béchamel: In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, whisking, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in nutmeg, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Spread mustard over 4 of the bread slices; top each with 1 slice each Gruyère cheese and ham. Top with remaining bread. Brush butter over outsides of bread.

Heat large ovenproof skillet over medium heat; brush with oil. Cook sandwiches until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

Pour béchamel onto sandwiches, without dripping down sides; sprinkle with shredded Gruyère cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and light golden, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 944 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 560.0
  • Total fat 30 g
  • Potassium 380 mg
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 53.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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