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  • Croque Monsieur

    A fresh—and very French!—take on the good ol’ standby ham n’ cheese sandwich.

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    You will need:

    For Béchamel Sauce:

    • 2 tbsps butter
    • 1 tbsp all-purpose fl our
    • 1 cup milk, hot
    • nutmeg
    • salt and pepper
    • 8 slices of bread
    • 16 slices ham
    • grated cheese



    How to cook:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

    2. First, make the Béchamel sauce. Melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat. Whisk in fl our and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the hot milk and cook until sauce reaches low boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until thick and bubbly. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.


    3. Using a non-stick pan, melt butter and toast bread.

    4. Place ham between slices of bread. Arrange sandwiches on a baking tray. Pour Béchamel over the sandwiches and sprinkle grated cheese generously on top.

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    6. Bake in the oven until cheese has melted.

    7. Cut sandwiches in half and serve while warm.


    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno



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