Ham and Gruyère Melt

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Ham and Gruyère Melt
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
650
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
59%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Protein
42g
84%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
227µg
25%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.2%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
680mg
68%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
33%
Phosphorus
606mg
87%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
477mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30%
Sodium
1997mg
83%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
65.7%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
30%

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