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Croque Monsieur. This was dinner last night with potato leek soup.

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Posted to Thread #19716 at 2:00 pm on Jan 1, 2011

I used ciabatta rolls and flattened with a cast-iron skillet set on aluminum foil while cooking.

* Exported for MasterCook 4 by Living Cookbook *

Croque Monsieur
Recipe By : Good Housekeeping
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time: 0:20
Categories : Cheese Ham

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 Tbs (1/4 stick)margarine or butter
1 Tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
pinch ground black pepper
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch salt
8 slices firm white or country-style bread
2 oz Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
8 oz sliced deli baked ham

1. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat. With
wire whisk, stir in flour and cook 2 minutes or until mixture browns
slightly, stirring frequently. Add milk, pepper, nutmeg, and salt; heat to
boiling, stirring until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

2. To assemble sandwiches, place 4 slices bread on work surface; top with
Gruyere. Arrange ham over cheese, folding slices to fit. Spread about 2
tablespoons sauce on 1 side of each remaining bread slice. Top sandwiches
with bread, sauce side down.

3. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon margarine over
medium heat. Arrange sandwiches in skillet with cheese layer on bottom.
Cover and cook sandwiches 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Turn
sandwiches over and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until bread is brown and
cheese melts.

Recipe Source: Good Housekeeping

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