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Maille croque monsieur article

French Croque Monsieur

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 15 min     Servings: 2

Ingredients 

For the Béchamel:

  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 Tbsp of flour
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Maille Dijon Originale
  • 1 ½ cup of milk
  • Pinch of salt

 For the Sandwich:

  • 4 slices of bread (preferably country style)
  • 4-6 slices of ham
  • 1 tsp Maille Dijon Originale
  • 1 cup of gruyere or swiss cheese
  • Fresh thyme

Preparation

For the Béchamel sauce:

  1. In a saucepan melt the butter on medium heat
  2. Add flour and whisk until a thick creamy paste forms
  3. Slowly add the milk and keep whisking continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Cook the sauce until the texture is thick and creamy.
  5. Remove from stove top and add Maille Dijon Originale, nutmeg, and salt.

For the Maille Croque Monsieur:

  1. Preheat the oven on 400F degree
  2. Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for about 10 minutes. This step will avoid the bread from getting soggy from the béchamel sauce.
  3. Remove slices of bread from the oven, and start assembling the sandwich
  4. Spread bechamel sauce on the bottom slices.
  5. Continue with ham and half of the cheese.
  6. Spread a thin layer of Maille Dijon Originaleon the top slices.
  7. Place the top slices of bread mustard side down on top of the cheese.
  8. Top the sandwich with remaining bechamel and cheese.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling.

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