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Croque-monsieur

Croque-monsieur recipe

Beloved across France as one of the most delicious and easiest bar snacks, you just can’t go wrong with a croque-monsieur. Buttery, golden bread, ham and cheese are meant to be together.

TO DRINK: This toasted treat is a winner with a light-style Belgian beer.

Croque-monsieur

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Serves: 4 Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) cake flour
  • 500ml (2 cups) milk
  • 3ml (½ tsp) ground nutmeg
  • 250ml (1 cup) Gruyère, grated
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) Parmesan, grated
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 150g Gypsy ham, sliced
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon for one minute to create a roux.

3

Slowly add the milk to the roux, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat, add the nutmeg, Gruyère and Parmesan and season.

4

Place the bread on baking trays and bake for 3 – 4 minutes. Turn and toast for a further 2 minutes or until golden. Spread each slice of toast with mustard. Add a slice of ham, top with another slice of toast, then another slice of ham and a final slice of toast.

5

Spoon about 3 – 4 tbsp of cheese sauce onto the top of each toast stack and place under the grill for 3 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

6

Remove from the heat, scatter with the thyme leaves and serve hot.

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