Croque Monsieur

This is the epitome of French sandwiches. The creme de la creme. Ham and cheese taken to the next stratosphere with a creamy bechamel sauce flavored with tangy mustard that joins the cheese in melty oozy perfection.

Croque Monsieur

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Béchamel Sauce
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or ¼ ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • Sandwich Ingredients
  • 8 slices ½”-thick country-style bread
  • 6 oz. ham (get it fresh from the deli counter – so much better than the packaged ham!)
  • 3 oz. Gruyère, grated (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence


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