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Croque monsieur recipe

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Nothing can beat a classic French croque monsieur and here we've used a traditional boule, Finest ham and Gruyère, along with a creamy béchamel sauce to create the ultimate toasted sandwich. Bon appétit! See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 25 minutes
  • 894 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 12g butter
  • 4 slices Tesco Finest oat boule
  • 75g Tesco Finest Gruyère, finely grated
  • 4 slices Tesco Finest roast dry cured ham

For the bechamél

  • 25g butter
  • 20g flour
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard, plus extra for the bread
  • fresh nutmeg
  • cornichons, to serve
  • wholegrain mustard, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    3745kj
    894kcal
    45%
  • Fat

    35g 49%
  • Saturates

    20g 99%
  • Sugars

    17g 19%
  • Salt

    4.1g 68%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 96.9g Protein 43.5g Fibre 10.5g

Method

  1. To make the béchamel, melt 25g butter in a saucepan then add the flour. Whisk for 1 min until the flour mix starts to smell toasty. Slowly add in the milk, a bit at a time, whisking until you have a thick, smooth sauce. Add the Dijon mustard, a good grating of nutmeg and season to taste.
  2. Melt the 12g butter and brush over 2 slices of the bread. Toast under a hot grill until golden and crispy. Turn over then top with most of the Gruyère, ham and a layer of béchamel.
  3. Spread Dijon mustard on the remaining two slices of bread and place mustard-side down on top of the sandwich. Top the bread with the remaining bechamel and sprinkle over the remaining Gruyère.
  4. Grill for 4-5 mins until the tops are golden and bubbling. Keep an eye as the bechamel can quickly burn. Serve with cornichons and wholegrain mustard.

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