Ham and Gruyère Melt

Ham and Gruyère Melt
Staff Writer
Suzanne Lehrer

To turn a ham and cheese into a bistro-ready Croque Monsieur, bring 1 cup of whole milk to a simmer in a saucepot. Mix together 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon flour to create a paste, and then whisk into the hot milk. Continue whisking until thickened, about 10 minutes, over medium heat. Season with salt and nutmeg. Pour a little béchamel over each sandwich, and top with more grated Gruyère. Broil until the top is bubbly and browned.

2
Servings
571
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 Ounces thick-cut ham
  • 4 slices thick white bread
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 4 Ounces Gruyère cheese

Directions

Heat ½ tablespoon butter in a saute pan until foamy. Add the ham in 2 piles and cook until warmed and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, brush the remaining butter on 1 side of the bread slices, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Divide the cheese between the un-buttered sides of the bread slices. Place 1/2 of the slices buttered-side down into the pan, adding more butter to the pan if needed. Lay the ham on top, and top with remaining bread slices. Place a heavy pan on top of the sandwiches to weight down, and cook until golden on both sides and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
71g
55%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
49µg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
45µg
50%
Calcium, Ca
166mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
322mg
46%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
1056mg
70%
Water
65g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Ham Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.