Then remove it from the grill, cut it into quarters and eat it while it's still crunchy. Form the slices into two sandwiches, spread a thin layer of the sauce over the top slice and sprinkle more gruyère on top. Take them out and heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Cover the sauce with grated gruyère, and then a slice of ham. Serves 1. Line a baking sheet with foil. When it's golden brown, turn it over, brush the other side with the remaining melted butter, sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan all over and grill for another 2 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium. https://www.foodrepublic.com/recipes/simple-croque-monsieur-recipe Put the milk, cream, garlic, bay leaves and onion in a small pan over a medium heat and stir together. Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2017. First, make a perfect béchamel sauce. Melt the butter with the flour in another pan and cook over a gentle heat until it smells biscuity. Pass the liquid through a sieve and discard the bay and onion. On one slice of the buttered bread, spread half the grated Gruyère, then cover that with the slices of ham, folding them if need be to fit the size of the bread. Mix the mustard and mayo together and serve alongside. It should be a lovely thick creamy sauce with a deep flavour. Turn the bread over and spread each slice with a thin layer of Dijon, followed by a layer of the béchamel. Good Food DealReceive a free Graze box delivered straight to your door. This is my version of the toasted cheese and ham sandwich of café society fame, and just thinking about it and imagining atmospheric, crowded pavement cafés makes me long to be in Paris and eat it there. Heat until nearly boiling, then turn the heat off and leave for 10 mins to infuse. New! This recipe is from Delia's Complete How to Cook. You can at this stage cut off the crusts, but I think they add extra crunchiness. Now transfer the sandwich to the grill pan and grill it for about 2 minutes, 2 inches (5 cm) from the heat. But, that not being possible, it's one of the nicest snack meals for one that I know. https://www.deliaonline.com/.../european/french/croque-monsieur Enter to win one of three maple ingredient boxes plus a copy of Cooking with Maple, naturally, Follow us Like us on Facebook Follow us on twitter Follow us on pinterest Print this page Email this page, Copyright 2001-2020 All Rights Reserved Delia Online, 2 large slices good-quality white bread, buttered, Win one of 3 Maple ingredient boxes plus a copy of Cooking with Maple, naturally, 2-3 slices smoked cooked ham, Parma ham or wafer-thin ham, 1 level dessertspoon finely grated Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano). Now brush half the melted butter on the top side of the sandwich, sprinkle it with half the Parmesan and press it in. Put the sandwiches in the oven and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden. For a better experience on Delia Online website, enable JavaScript in your browser. 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