Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur! How easy is that?

This week on I Heart Cooking Clubs we were tasked with making something easy from Ina Garten’s recipes. I chose Croque Monsieur because how easy is a grilled cheese sandwich? My husband could not believe I have never had the famed French sandwich.

The recipe starts with a white sauce; butter, flour milk. Stir until thickened. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, grated Gruyere (I used Swiss) and Parmesan. Bread is toasted, spread with mustard, ham, more Gruyere, topped with another slice of toast. The top is spread with the cheese sauce and another layer of Gruyere then broiled to perfection. We adjusted amounts to our tastes which I am sure was much less than the recipe.

We loved this and will have it again as we have leftover cheese sauce even after halving. The recipe is available from the Food Network website.

Croque Monsieur page 48.
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Flourishen says:

    This is ever the classic that no one will be tired of. Nicely grilled.

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  2. Kim says:

    Oh yes, you are making me wish that I had chose this as my recipe for this week! There is truly nothing better than an egg and cheese sandwich and this one is the ultimate. I have no doubts about how incredible it was.

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  3. I made this sandwich years ago and it was delicious. It always feels so much more elegant than a plain grilled cheese too. đŸ˜‰

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  4. I love Croque Monsieur. Would love to try this!

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  5. I need to add this to my list of Ina things to make. I'm positive it would be a hit in our house!

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