Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Sure, ham and cheese is a classic combination. But with a trip to French cuisine, this combination takes on new layers of taste! Croque Monsieur is a cheesy connoisseur sandwich made with two delicious kinds of cheese, dijon mustard, and a delectable blend of spices. A Croque Monsieur is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and richer than any sandwich you’ve had before! It’s lunch made luxurious!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan on the stove-top.
Add the flour all at once, stirring with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes.
Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter/flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened.
Take the saucepan off the heat.
Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, 1/2 cup grated Gruyere, and the parmesan.
Stir and set aside.
Place the bread slices on two baking sheets.
Bake the bread slices for 5 minutes.
Turn each slice and bake until toasted, about 2 minutes.
Lightly brush half the toasted pieces of bread with the mustard.
Add a slice of ham to each mustard-topped slice.
Sprinkle the ham with half of the remaining Gruyere cheese.
Top each topped slice of bread with another piece of the toasted bread.
Slather the tops of the sandwiches with the cheese sauce.
Sprinkle the sauce with the remaining gruyere cheese.
Bake the sandwiches for 5 minutes.
Turn on the broiler and broil until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.