Cookbook:Croque Monsieur

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Croque Monsieur
Nue Croque Monsieur.jpg
Category Sandwich recipes
Servings 1
Difficulty

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

A croque-monsieur is a French sandwich made of ham, Gruyère cheese, French bread, and Dijon mustard. Croquer means "to crunch" in French, so the name literally translates to "crunch-mister." Another translation might be "crunch on this, my man."

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Béchamel sauce[edit | edit source]

Sandwich[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

Béchamel sauce[edit | edit source]

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the flour and stir over a medium heat until blended.
  3. Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously into a smooth sauce.
  4. Simmer gently for 2–3 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Mix in the mustard, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Sandwich[edit | edit source]

  1. Preheat a grill to high. Lightly toast the bread on both sides under the grill.
  2. Arrange slices of ham and cheese on each slice of bread, then top with béchamel sauce.
  3. Place back under the grill to brown the béchamel and melt the cheese until golden brown and delicious.
  4. Serve hot.