Croque Monsieur

Cook time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

25g butter

25g flour

1¾ cups hot milk

½ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp Dijon mustard

8 slices of ham

4 large handfuls of grated gruyere cheese (or cheddar)

8 thick slices of sourdough or thick cut white bread

Croque Monsieur

Method

Preheat the grill element in your oven.

For the béchamel, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir to make the roux. Gradually add the milk. Turn the heat up and whisk until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from the heat and add a pinch of salt and pepper, nutmeg, the gruyere and mustard, and whisk.

Place 8 slices of bread on two baking trays. Spread a tablespoon of béchamel evenly on each slice, then add a slice of ham and sprinkle cheese on top. Place in the preheated oven under the grill until golden brown.

Bon appetit!