Delicious blend of crispy bread, gooey cheese and warm ham that is the croque monsieur. Can top itwith a fried egg.
– 2 pieces thick-sliced white bread – 3 tbsp. butter – 3 slices country ham – ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese – ¼ cup béchamel – 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 2. Lay out two slices of bread. 3. Spread a little bit of your béchamel on one piece. 4. Lay out your ham on top of the béchamel-covered piece and top with half of your cheese.
5. Top with the other slice and butter each side of the sandwich coast to coast. 6. Place a cast iron skillet or another non-stick pan on low heat. 7. Toast your sandwich on both sides until deliciously golden brown. About 2-3 minutes on each side.
8. While your sandwich is toasting, mix your remaining bechamel and shredded cheese together. 9. Once your sandwich is toasted, place it on a baking sheet and top it with your cheesy béchamel mixture. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until the cheese mixture is all melting and starting to brown. 10. Serve with a side of dijon.