I have had a couple of fails/learning experiences this month while learning to cook new recipes for French month. Some things were my fault and some were just not liking the recipe. I have enjoyed making and trying some new recipes this month, but I'm glad they weren't all fails and this one was definitely a good one! These Croque Monsieur Sandwiches are cheesy, rich and melty. Once everything is prepped and the sauce is made, the actual sandwiches come together quickly using a metal casserole dish in the oven. Enjoy! -Rachel
Recipe (adapted from Bon Appetit)
Makes about 6 sandwiches
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Salt to taste
12 slices of French bread, sliced to your desired thickness
8 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
6 slices of ham
Garlic powder to taste
Place metal casserole dish or cake pan in oven. Turn oven on to 425 degrees.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for about 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly pour in the milk, and whisk constantly until sauce is thick. Whisk in the nutmeg and then season with salt to taste. Remove skillet from heat.
Spread sauce on one side of each piece of bread. Carefully remove casserole pan from oven. Place 6 slices of bread, sauce side up, in pan. Carefully layer mozzarella cheese and ham on each piece of bread. Put the other 6 slices of bread, sauce side up, on each sandwich. Sprinkle with garlic powder to taste.
Bake for 10-11 minutes.
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