In France, these toasted cheese and ham sandwiches are very popular.
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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|
Cut 4oz (115g) of the cheese into thin slices and shred the rest.
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.
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.
Broil about 2 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden brown. Serve at once.
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