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Croque Monsieur

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Sandwich
Servings: 4 people


  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 4 slices of ham
  • Mustard optional
  • Shredded Gruyere Cheese

For the Bechamel

  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g flour
  • 250 g milk
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper


Preparation of the Bechamel

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan on low heat. Add the flour at once. Whisk slowly and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Gradually add milk, stirring until mixture is smooth. Cook until the Bechamel thickens. Make sure to keep whisking all the time to avoid lumps.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spread a bit of mustard on a slice of bread. Heavenly spread some bechamel on top. Add a slice of ham. Top with another slice of bread. Spread bechamel on it, sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.