This twist on the french classic Croque Monsieur will be your new favorite. It's super easy to make and incredibly tasty. You might not be able to eat only one!
Recipe inspired by Tastes better from scratch
For the Sauce
¼ cup Président unsalted butter (½ stick)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1½ cups Président UHT whole milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon dijon mustard
Dash of ground nutmeg
For the Sandwich
8 slices of Le Petit Français brioche bread
5 ounces Citterio Deli Style Cooked Ham (about 8 slices)
6 ounces of Mozzarella Galbani (about 2½ cups)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Start making the sauce by melting the Président unsalted butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
Gradually add the Président UHT whole milk, stirring well until the mixture is smooth. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened.
Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard and nutmeg. Set aside while you make the sandwiches.
Line a baking tray with Diamond cooking and baking paper and set aside.
Spread each Le Petit Français brioche bread slice with a layer of the sauce, spreading it all the way to the edges. Place 4 slices of brioche bread, béchamel side up, on prepared baking sheet.
Top each with a piece of Citterio cooked ham and a handful of mozzarella Galbani. Place remaining slices of bread on top, béchamel side up, then top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 425 degrees F for about 5-6 minutes, until cheese is melted, and then turn the oven to broil and broil until the cheese on top is lightly golden, 2-4 minutes.