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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Croque Monsieur


Recipe & Image taken from www.savuryandsweet.com

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups hot milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch nutmeg
12oz gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
8 croissants
Dijon mustard 
8oz honey roast ham

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt the butter over a low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour, stirring with a wodden spoon for 2 minutes.

Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter mixture and cook, whisking continuously until the sauce is thickened.

Off the heat add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, 1/2 cup grated Gruyere and the Parmesan and set aside.

Half the croissants, place the slices on two baking trays and bake for 4 minutes.  Turn each slice over and bake for a further 2 minutes.

Lightly brush half of each croissant with mustard, add slices of ham and 1/2 the remaining Gruyere.  Top with the other half of the croissant. 

Smother the croissants in the cheese sauce and sprinkle with the remaining Gruyere before baking for 5 minutes.  

Finally grill the croissants for 3-5 minutes until bubbling and browned.

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