How To Make A Croque Monsieur | 20 Minutes

Croque Monsieur | 20 Minutes The Croque Monsieur is a cheese and ham sandwich, but it’s covered in cheese and bechamel sauce. Incredibly rich and indulgent - that’s French food at its finest. White Wine Pairing: It has to be a Riesling, and why not make it a French one? Acidic, light and it's going to cut through the rich cheesy goodness. An absolute winner. Red Wine Pairing: We recommend a Barbera. It’s nice and light so it won’t drown out the sandwich. However, acidity is the key. Similarly to Riesling, it’s going to slice through that super rich cheesy goodness and cleanse the palate slightly. A real match made in heaven.
  • Prep & Cooking Time – 20mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
Ingredients
  • 15g Butter (For the béchamel)
  • 15g Flour (For the béchamel)
  • 150ml Milk (For the béchamel)
  • Pinch of Nutmeg (For the béchamel)
  • 4 Slices of White Bread
  • 4 Slices of Thick Cut Ham
  • 75G Grated Cheese (Comte and Gruyere work well)
Method
  • Step 1

    Let’s learn how To Make A Croque Monsieur. Melt the butter in a pan, then add flour and mix to produce a roux. Add the milk little by little, stirring vigorously. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and stir until it combines into a thick sauce. Add a pinch of nutmeg and stir in. There is your béchamel.

  • Step 2

    Preheat the grill to 190 degrees.

  • Step 3

    Place two slices of bread onto a baking tray and cover the bread with béchamel and grate cheese.

  • Step 4

    Add the ham and place the second slice of bread on top.

  • Step 5

    Then, it’s more cheese and béchamel to it and cook it for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it and when the cheese is nicely melted and beginning to brown – you’re good to go! We’ve learnt how to make a croque monsieur.

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