Bastille Day Croque Monsieur

Bastille Day Croque Monsieur

Hey, it’s Bastille Day!  Don a beret and some tricolor clothes and make a croquet monsieur to celebrate. 


4 Slices French or Italian Loaf Bread

2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard

1 1/2 Cup Grated Gruyère Cheese

2 Slices Ham

2 Tablespoons Butter

Preheat your oven to 350° F.  Spread 1/2 teaspoon of the Dijon mustard over each slice of the bread.  Place 1/2 cup of the grated Gruyère cheese on top of the two slices of bread.  Next, place the ham on top of the grated cheese.  Finish with the remaining cheese on top of the ham.  Place the other slice of bread on top.  In a large skillet heat the butter over a medium heat until the butter is foaming.  Carefully add the sandwiches and fry for 2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.  Transfer the sandwiches to a baking sheet and put into the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese has fully melted.  Remove from the oven and place the sandwiches on a serving plate.  Slice each sandwich in half and serve immediately.  Serves 2


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    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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