Mister & Missus C: Biscuit Croque Monsieur & Madame
Course Breakfast, Main Course
for the sauce
a pinch of nutmeg
1/4cupgrated romano or parmesan
for the rest
mustardI used a grainy mustard but dijon is traditional
a bit of butter for the oven proof pan
more cheese for grating on top
an eggor two for topping if you choose
preheat the oven to 375 with an oven proof pan (Like a cast iron skillet) on the middle rack
make the sauce: in a medium sized pan melt the butter over medium low heat, add the flour and whisk until the flour is completely incorporated and the mixture begins to bubble but not brown (about 2-3 minutes), add the milk and whisk until smooth, increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and just begins to bubble, turn off the heat and add the nutmeg, pepper, and cheese, whisk until smooth.
remove the preheated pan, lightly butter the pan and assemble the sandwiches on the two split biscuits, mustard and ham on one half, a dollop of the sauce on the other, grate a bit of cheese over both sides, worrying not if some cheese ends up on the pan not the sandwich
bake for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce just begins to bubble and brown
remove the pan from the oven and put the halves of the sandwich together, top with sauce and a bit more cheese (This would be a slice gruyere on a traditional croque), return to the oven, turn the oven up to broil and cook (still on the middle shelf) until just beginning to bubble, this should only take a minute or two.
if you’re craving a madame, now would be the time to fry up an egg or two.
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