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.