Croque Monsieur

In France, these toasted cheese and ham sandwiches are very popular.

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Croque Monsieur

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    14 oz (400 g) Gruyere cheese, grated 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    4 tbsp butter, plus softened butter for spreading 8 slices white sandwich bread
    2 tbsp all-purpose flour 8 thin slices ham
    2/3 cup whole milk


    Prep: 15 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Cut 4oz (115g) of the cheese into thin slices and shred the rest.

    • 2

      Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the flour and let bubble without browning for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk. Simmer, whisking often, until smooth and thick. Add the shredded cheese and mustard and stir until the cheese is melted.

    • 3

      Position a broiler rack 6 inches (15 cm) from the heat and preheat the broiler. Toast the bread slices on 1 side only. Spread the untoasted sides lightly with butter, then top 4 slices with the ham and sliced cheese. Press the remaining 4 bread slices on top, toasted sides up, and spread with the cheese mixture.

    • 4

      Broil about 2 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden brown. Serve at once.

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