Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 5 minutes


  • 80 g butter
  • 20 g (2 T) flour
  • 190 ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 5 ml (1t) Dijon mustard
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • nutmeg, grated, for seasoning
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 4 slices ham
  • 140 g Gruyère cheese, grated

Cooking Instructions

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the flour and stir until the well combined.
Pour in the milk then add the mustard. Whisk until smooth then simmer for 3 minutes.
Whisk in the egg yolk and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Place 4 slices of bread on a baking tray, each topped with a slice of ham*.
Pour over the béchamel sauce and distribute the Gruyère cheese among the four slices, then top with the remaining slices of bread.
Heat a little butter in a frying pan and fry each sandwich on both sides until golden brown, adding more butter as required.
Slice each sandwich diagonally in half and serve immediately.
*Cook's tip: Woolworths sells a delicious range of Halaal cold meats, including tongue and pressed beef, that can easily subsitute the ham in this recipe

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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