It's time to kick your ordinary ham and cheese sandwich to the curb. Once you've tasted one of these Croque Monsieur supreme sandwiches - you will never want a plain old ham and cheese sandwich again. Seriously - they are THAT good.
It doesn't take much more effort to take your ham and cheese to the extreme - a little bechamel and a sprinkling of herbs and voila - ham and cheese perfection.
2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 cup flour
3/4 cup whole milk
1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
8 slices of whole grain bread
1/2 pound ham
3 ounces cheese of your choice (provolone, gruyere, etc)
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
Melt butter in saucepan until foamy.
Whisk in flour and stir until pale and foamy.
Gradually whisk in milk. Stir and cook until thick and elastic.
Remove from heat. Whisk in mustard.
Preheat oven to 425.
Spread bechamel on bread slices.
Top with sliced ham.
Add a piece of cheese.
Top with another slice of bread - bechamel on the outside.
Add another slice of cheese.
Sprinkle with herbs de provence.
Bake for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
There you go - Ham and Cheese perfection! You are going to love these.